The Art of Not Caring

Why do you care so much? Why do you care so very much about how people think about you? How they talk about, how they perceive you to be? You shouldn’t, but you do. Why do you care about showing up on time, or about how you look, or how your behaviour made you look?… Continue reading The Art of Not Caring

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Own Your Mistakes

There’s a weird discrepancy that exists between how you see yourself, and how others see you. We seem to always give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. We decide that although we may act out of character, that ‘this isn’t the real me’. We persuade ourselves that our negative actions aren’t part of what makes… Continue reading Own Your Mistakes

Being Good vs. Being Nice & The Importance of Word Choice

We all make decisions, very second of every day of our entire lives. Every second is a decision, every breath, every blink of the eye is either a conscious or unconscious decision. Life is fundamentally a long intertwined, integration of consistent, simple decisions. It’s a strange way to think about things, but every decision, or… Continue reading Being Good vs. Being Nice & The Importance of Word Choice

“What Are You Doing With Yourself??

Do you ever do that thing where you see someone you know coming towards you on the street, but you pretend you’re busy texting or looking for some restaurant/cafe so that you don’t have to stop and talk? I do that all the time. I’ve heard people say (and I’ve even thought it myself) that… Continue reading “What Are You Doing With Yourself??

There’s a thousand ‘yous’ (There’s only one of me)

You have an idea of who you are. It’s the most intimate version of who you are, the most detailed one. It has all the micro-details, good and bad, that make up you. All the flaws that are hidden from everyone else. All the strange idiosyncrasies, all the glitches and gestures that make you, you.… Continue reading There’s a thousand ‘yous’ (There’s only one of me)

good kid, f.a.i.r city: 9 months in Dubland

I haven’t really lived in Dublin that long. It kinda feels like I only moved up a couple of weeks ago, and now I’m two days from moving home. It definitely went way too quick. Sometimes you can be so focused on the future, on what’s coming next, on the next step, that you can… Continue reading good kid, f.a.i.r city: 9 months in Dubland

A Light in the Dark: Talk About Suicide

I write about suicide a lot. You’ve probably noticed this. I purposely bring it up. I talk about it a lot, I write about it. I make it a topic to talk about. There’s a reason. I kinda want it to become the case that you read about it so much that, it becomes less… Continue reading A Light in the Dark: Talk About Suicide

‘You’re Allowed To Be Sad’

If there’s any chance you find yourself reading this, and you don’t feel well, or you don’t see a future or you can’t find any hope to grasp onto, message me. Get in touch. I can’t guarantee you’ll be fixed, but I do know you’ll feel better having shared whatever is going on. Most of… Continue reading ‘You’re Allowed To Be Sad’

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