Do you ever hear a song or see an artwork or hear a speech which just evokes such an emotional reaction and you just stop and say “wow”, and soak in the beauty and marvel at it and wash it over your skin and drink it down and try to absorb it like a sponge?…… Continue reading talent.
In life, you make joy or you find joy or you’re given joy, and when you discover a source of joy, you have to seize it. These joyful things slip away and reappear, or sprout from somewhere unexpected, and that’s okay. Just make sure that your arms are always open to receiving joy, and your…… Continue reading Finding Joy, Greeting Spring.
This micro-story was written as a potential idea for an imaginative piece for the HSC. It was quickly abandoned for that purpose, but I haven’t managed to leave it behind entirely. My 5-day trek through the stunning Kunderang gorges served as inspiration, and my ultimate goal has been to capture the wonderful things that I see using…… Continue reading Not Conventionally Useful
In bare walls and stillness, what can a mind do but rest? Your mind is like a muscle, and you need to exercise it. You also need to reward yourself, and give yourself room to grow. If you’re lacking writing inspiration, try these 5 ways to find inspiration: 5. Challenge Yourself If you’re in a…… Continue reading How to Stay Inspired: Beating Writer’s Block
To a friend, who’s going international and not returning, to clarify. And the short answer is, you can’t. If you know it’s the last time, you’ve just got to look at them and try and make yourself remember this moment a little better than it remembers everything else, but it can’t really. You have to live…… Continue reading How to Say Goodbye Forever
Sunday afternoon can revive sunday morning, hopefully. Sunday morning meant skipping my soccer game, and I told myself it was to study, which might have been justified had it been true. Really, I had to finish my series on Netflix. But then study, right? Wrong! Then I noticed my room to be quite untidy. It’s…… Continue reading Afternoon Revives Morning.
I have a mental bucket list, scrawled down somewhere in the back of my mind. A bucket list’s greatest shortcoming is that there’s no known time frame; you can put off each item to ‘another year’, and you never really know when your opportunities will end. So 20 things to do before 20 is a…… Continue reading To Do: Bucket Edition