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

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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’

‘You Know This Person’

Right now you know someone. You know someone who has everthing going for them. You know someone who succeeds at school. Who succeeds at playing sport. You know someone who everybody seems to know, or have heard of. You know someone who has ‘everything going for them.’ You know someone who is handsome, or pretty.… Continue reading ‘You Know This Person’

‘There’s Nothing Wrong, I’m Just in a Bad Mood’

Recently I’ve been thinking about how easy it is to fall into a rut or bad mood, and how suddenly you might realize you’ve been in shit form for like 3 or 4 days. I was wondering why it happens though. Like, why can any of us be in a generally terrible mood for a… Continue reading ‘There’s Nothing Wrong, I’m Just in a Bad Mood’

‘I Don’t Want A Relationship’

I always say I don’t want a relationship. I don’t want a relationship. I don’t want one. I’m too young. There’s no point. Yeah, cool. I’ve been saying that since I was 17, it doesn’t cut it anymore. There’s a common reason for why people choose to be on their own, whether they admit it… Continue reading ‘I Don’t Want A Relationship’

Being Social with Social Anxiety

I’m sat here watchimg the first Avengers movie and I was wondering what I’d write about. There’s a few abstract ideas floating around but I’m gonna talk about something that affects me daily, and no doubt affects most people at some point; good old-fashioned social anxiety. It’s something that’s so normal in my life I… Continue reading Being Social with Social Anxiety

The #VillainTheory and Emotional Intelligence

There’s been a few thoughts floating around my head the last week or so. At first I thought they were completely independent but I realized pretty quickly that they’re connected. I’ll explain both of them briefly anyway and we’ll go from there. If you follow me on Twitter (@DaraghFleming) you might have noticed that I… Continue reading The #VillainTheory and Emotional Intelligence

I Talked To God About Suicide

Creator:         I imagine you have quite a a lot of questions. Me:                 Just a few, yeah. Creator:         Go ahead then. Me:                 You made us, right? Why? Creator:         I didn’t choose to create you, the same way you cannot choose whether to breathe or not. It just happens. It was an… Continue reading I Talked To God About Suicide