Self-acceptance 

I’m working on self-acceptance at the moment.  The need to constantly change myself and not accept where I’m at in the process of self-improvement is holding me back. In order to heal from my trauma I have to be okay with where I am right now…. I am jealous sometimes, and that is okay. I […]

Moving

Moving home to my country of origin, Leaving friends, jobs and possibilities behind   New and old friends, new jobs and new possibilities await us, So much to think about, my chest tightens with anxiety,  Thinking constantly of all the “unknowns” So many goodbyes, so many changes, They say; “No reason to stay is a good […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To My Colleague 10 Years Ago

Dear Colleague, I worked with you ten years ago. I didn’t know you well, but something happened between us that has had an impact on me,  something that I need to release. I want you to know that I forgive you. I forgive you for noticing I was new to the alcohol game and a […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To My Flatmate at University

To my Flatmate at University, When you first moved in I felt sorry for you. The other 4 of us were all good friends, and when we had a spare room and advertised it, you ended up moving in. I remember making a real effort to get to know you, seeing as you were “the […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To the Man on the Train

To the man on the train, I catch the train all the time, day and night. I live in London and don’t drive so the train is completely necessary. A train filled with people, surely it isn’t risky. I thought it wasn’t, that was until I met you. I forgive you for strategically sitting next […]

Socialisation: On the Back Foot

At school, I was not very popular. I was a really weird kid, with terrible social skills. My Mother and Father are both alcoholics and spent the majority of my formative years drunk. During my degree at University, I took a class on child development. Something I read stood out to me;  children in their […]