Stress, Overthinking, & Computer Back-ups

It was a Tuesday. I wasn’t feeling great, my throat and chest were at me, the bastards. I was still pretty tired from the Stag the weekend before, but I was sitting down to be productive, get some work done. This was the beginning of the most stressful period of my Masters so far. How… Continue reading Stress, Overthinking, & Computer Back-ups

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Tell Me I’m Amazing

**POETRY ALERT** I'll be honest, I can't remember when I wrote this. Seems pretty dope though so give it a lash. Pure artistic and trippy. If you worship the ground I walk on it makes it difficult for me to know where to step next. This overwhelming admiration makes it hard for me to be… Continue reading Tell Me I’m Amazing

New Year, New Bullshit

Things Numpties say on January 1st: ‘New Year New Me’ ‘Absolutely smashed my goals in 2017 and am ready to take on 2018, bring it on!’ ‘2018 is my year, wait and see #Haters’ ‘I didn’t lose a lot of friends in 2017, I just found out who the real ones are, onwards and upwards… Continue reading New Year, New Bullshit

Why it’s Awkward to be a Straight Guy Right Now

It's kind of uncomfortable to be a straight guy right now. There’s a weird sentence. It’s also a very true sentence. In fairness, we’re not being represented in the media very well of late, with countless celebs being unmasked as abusers, perverts, and just generally being assholes. But their behaviour doesn’t represent my behaviour, or… Continue reading Why it’s Awkward to be a Straight Guy Right Now

Festivals Abroad: The Pros and Cons

Festivals are absolutely incredible. At festivals you can find all walks of life, in any circumstances at any time. If you're from Ireland at a festival, you're almost guaranteed to find someone you know from home too. In my abundant, 5 whole years of adult life, I've gotten around to a few. I've gotten to… Continue reading Festivals Abroad: The Pros and Cons

Death: The Scariest and Most Liberating Thing You Can Think About

The last time I addressed this topic I wasn't exactly serious. I skimmed over it. I was lighthearted about the whole idea. Recently, on Wednesday I think, I really thought about death. Like really thought about it. I'm not sure what spurred on that thought pattern. Maybe it was what happened in Manchester earlier this… Continue reading Death: The Scariest and Most Liberating Thing You Can Think About

Exploring Death with Daragh

Ever have a good, long think about death? Did it scare you to the very core of your being? Every now and then I have this thought, usually in bed, and it's interesting how much it terrifies me. Death; quite the inconvenience, really. Let's delve into the semantics first. I think the foundation here is… Continue reading Exploring Death with Daragh

Mental Illness is Mental Illness

Those of you that know me will know that I'm big on promoting positive mental health. Along with Ed, I try to normalise to conversation around mental illness, so that people will eventually be able to tackle the conversation themselves. This seems to be fine when it comes it socially accepted mental illnesses. These are… Continue reading Mental Illness is Mental Illness