Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I planned to write a more general piece about living life in your 20s. But I thought I’d make it more specific in relation to the current pandemic we’re suffering as I feel as though 20-somethings are in a very unique position. Of course all of our experiences are going to be different, we haven’t all lost our jobs or even lost loved ones because of the virus. But generally speaking, where your 20s places you in the grand scheme of your life,
There seems to be a lot of people speaking for others these days. I really have tried to to abstain from talking about something like this, but this Instagram post recently came to my attention and of course as you can tell by the title it really spoke to me. Take a look at the post below from @chnge: View this post on Instagram Slides by @averyfrancis Photo by @ohmakeda // model @hartbreak A post shared by CHNGE ™ (@chnge) on Aug 2, 2020 at 8:17am PDT As you can see it’s a
Our most predominant organ is often stigmatised. When you hear the phrase “showing skin” it’s usually in relation to someone inappropriately showing too much of their body. And as a society we’ve become conditioned to know what is socially acceptable to show and what isn’t. For the most part we abide by these guidelines but it doesn’t mean that people don’t often want to push these boundaries. There are some societal norms that make sense, there are others that, not necessari
Constantly evaluate the company you keep. Now, there are probably a lot of things wrong with your friends. Maybe they send you memes on Instagram from private accounts that you don’t follow or maybe they insist on having ketchup with every meal. Friends come in all shapes and sizes and although we strive to be effective allies to our nearest and dearest we often get it wrong. I don’t know if you know this but humans aren’t always rational. We do dumb things, we make uninforme
Between April 2018 and March 2019 there were 7 stop and searches for every 1,000 people, down from 25 per 1,000 people between April 2009 and March 2010. We all know the current state of the world in regards to racism and perceptions of law enforcement. The conversation has brought up some past memories of my own that I have been meaning to share but I feel like now is the perfect time to tell this story. If you’re looking for me to validate your feelings about the police the
It’s time to normalise this. You’re gonna hear a lot of people round you preaching the idea that you shouldn’t let the opinions of other people affect what you want to do in life. At face value, a normal sentiment and one that I think the majority of people would agree with. I mean for the longest time I agreed with it too. The idea that as long as we are happy and living life to the fullest why should the opinion of other people impact us. I do believe this mindset works for
All thoughts turn into things eventually I had a realisation today. A realisation that I would love to share with you all. If you’ve ever been attracted to someone at any point in your life then this post is for you, or maybe not. If you’re open to hearing something you may have not considered or something that you probably have and I’m just late to the party, stick around. Let’s start at the very beginning. You’re going about your day. Cafés are now open and you sit at a tab
Was hoping for one more summer. We all know things in the world aren’t okay. And quite frankly I’m getting sick and tired of prefacing all these blog posts with something COVID-19 related but unfortunately that’s just the world we’re living in right now. And as if the multitude of illness and death wasn’t bad enough, it is becoming a sad time for the American Camp industry as summer camps cancel their summer programmes for 2020, including my own. Of course it is sad that chil
Isolation has got me having a lot of conversations with myself. I’m sure you are all in a similar situation where the stresses of quarantine and self isolation has you speaking to yourself more than usual. Maybe you’re reflecting on your career, relationships or just generally other issues that plague our society other than Covid-19. When you delve deep into the rabbit hole that is YouTube you never knew how passionate you felt about The Slow Food Movement (Look it up). As hu
Perspectives by @ByranCito We all need a reality check sometimes and this has become all too evident in the current climate. I just want to start by saying hello. It has been a while. I do in fact have a reason for not being as active on here. Due to the whole pandemic thing and work being a bit crazy. But that is neither here nor there. I hope you are all doing well in isolation and are still able to enjoy the nice weather, only for an hour though, don’t get greedy. This is
The eleventh Doctor said it best when he claimed “We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.” And that’s the topic of this blog post. The constant struggle of always trying to better ourselves and escape our past. In a society where you can be vilified for a tweet written 10 years ago makes this an ever more impossible t
Something’s been playing on my mind. I think I’m in an alright place now where I can actually dedicate some time to writing on this thing. Will I stick to it, who knows? Did you even care? Probably not. But anyway, hi again. Adulting is hard which is why I’ve neglected this thing, but I think life has settled down a bit and I’ve had ideas swirling in my head which means it’s time to whack out the keyboard and spew all my emotions on to my computer. I just read something on so
To be comfortable in ones body seems like a privilege these days. There’s always something out there telling you you’re not good enough. Whether it be the numerous social media influencers advertising the latest weight loss pile of nonsense or your crush just flat out telling you you’re ugly. In a digital world where we can easily manipulate our bodies and flaunt it as fact it’s no wondering why teenage insecurity is at an all time high. I actually don’t have any stats to bac
It must be said there is a lot of things I don’t understand about the crazy world we live in. Such as quantum physics or politicians or… girls but I have given up trying to comprehend these enigmas. There is one thing about human nature and the way we interact with people that I have been attempting to get my ahead around recently. And if you’ve been reading this blog for a while this is honestly nothing new. It’s something that I’ve touched upon various times. Anyway enough
I’m sorry I’ve been away for a while. It’s been a combination of writers block and not being able to see. Did you hear about this whole Liam Neeson thing? Well unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks I assume you have. Now this post isn’t really going to be about that whole mess. I will say though that I don’t hate Liam Neeson and see him no differently than I did before the whole scandal. But it did get me thinking… the things we don’t know about
The unofficial sequel to “Why I Don’t Have a Girlfriend”
Now I in no way want this post to sound whiny or self-pitying. I just want to make it clear that obviously I do have friends. The point of this post is trying to explain why I so often lose friends or drift apart from them. Maybe you can relate.
Right through my life it’s safe to say that I’ve had many friends. I mean I’m 24 now so I am bound to have had a whole collection of acquaintances. But there have been far too
The story continues…
So normally when I write blog posts I have a certain sense of freedom being able to write what I want because I ultimately assume that no one will read it. But now writing this I know that people will read it and I know who these people will be which will ultimately affect what I say. But that’s ok I have nothing to hide. So let’s dive back into it shall we?
Summer 4 (2016) I often say to people that 2016 was my favourite year at camp and people normall
Summer 2 started very weirdly for me. I arrived early to camp as I was in NYC visiting family beforehand. So I was there during what they call Ad Staff Week. And the previous summer to this, I had no relationship with Ad Staff whatsoever. Oh for you guys that don’t know Ad Staff are the administrators and they’re kind of the counselor’s boss. No, not kind of… they ARE the boss, forever and always. Anywho I spent the week feeling very awkward as I found myself in bars with peo
Our need to be accepted by people we don’t even know is quite frightening.
I think this blog is moving into slightly dangerous territory as I talk about slightly more personal subjects. But my feeling is if I’m feeling these things then most certainly other people are too. Also these are things that people don’t really talk about in every day conversation. It’s important to at least be aware of what something as normal as Instagram is doing to our state of mind.
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