The Paradox of Reading

Reading a book often evokes a wide range of emotions. At first, you’re reluctant to get too involved with the story, the characters, and so on, but you keep on reading.  Then, as the pages start to even out on both sides, you find myself abnormally intrigued by the characters, wondering where their stories will move […]

2016 Resolutions

This year, I am going to build on last year’s resolutions and the manner in which I realised them. Setting realistic goals that help make your dreams come true is the best way to make sure they happen, and checking on your progress every four months is a great way for staying accountable for them!

Review of Resolutions

So this year I decided to have quarterly reviews of my 2015 resolutions. Sad to say, they didn’t always make it up to the blog, but I did constantly remind myself of the challenges I set out to achieve, and even though I never wrote them down, it did seem to help, so I’m happy […]

Happiness in a hurry

That is what stared at me from a food advert yesterday: ‘Happiness in a hurry’. We pass hundreds of advertisements a day, they are literally everywhere, in shop windows crowding the street, on the newspaper that lies next to the sidewalk, the back window of a car, on your smartphone, at your office building, on the side […]

The Year of Health

Resolutions! It’s that time of the year and in spite of my reluctance to jump on the resolution bandwagon, in the end (or should I say beginning) I decided to set goals for myself. I do however have a slight alteration to the Classic Resolution. I struggle to finish projects and maintain my goals, so […]

Another Birthday

I just celebrated my 23rd birthday and I must say, getting older is fantastic. A few years ago, I had a bit of a life crisis before my 21st birthday. I felt like I haven’t achieved anything, I felt close to death, I was unsure of the future, fed up with the present… it was just […]

Play

People take life too seriously. What’s this about when you become an adult you have to grow up? No thanks, I’ll stay in Never Never Land. The reason why children are happier than adults have to do a lot more with their amazement with life, than their lack of responsibility. Ever since you crossed that […]

The Teddy Bear Solution

Thank goodness that’s over. Let me just say, I’m not someone that gets stressed often. I can literally count the times that I have genuinely stressed about something on one hand. I’m 22. Now I do consider myself lucky, because who enjoys waking up in the morning immediately feeling dreadful about all the possible horrible […]