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What I learned in 2018

What I learned in 2018

This year has been a game-changer and a rollercoaster. My life will never be the same after 2018. Here are some of the lessons this year taught me.

Nowhere is safe

Nowhere is safe

Being mugged fucking sucks. Sorry, there’s no way to put it nicely. Someone aggressively taking something that belongs to you is jarring. It’s sad that it had to happen to us after one of the best days of our lives at the Global Citizen Festival on […]

Dreaming and doing

Dreaming and doing

Dreams and ideas can often be perfect when they’re still in your mind’s eye. It’s likely incredible and exciting. The moment you bring it into the real world though, you’re snipping the wings off of your angel and making it crash down to the treacherous […]

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Happiness can’t be a destination you arrive at miserably. In fact it can’t be a destination at all, because then what are you going to do once you get there? Instead, I think it’s a daily practice. Finding beauty and joy in little moments and […]

Finding your niche

Finding your niche

One of the most prevalent pieces of advice I’ve come across is experts saying you need to pick a niche in order to succeed. Your niche would be the intersection between what you love doing and what there is a market for. Being someone known […]

You’re not going to feel like it

You’re not going to feel like it

One of my favourite Ted Talks is one by Mel Robbins: “How to stop screwing yourself.” She makes the point that you’re probably never going to feel like doing the things you should do. You need to practice just doing instead of over-thinking them or […]

Doing it all VS Essentialism

Doing it all VS Essentialism

In my first year of university, our journalism lecturer Nadia bestowed the following wisdom on us: “The more you do, the more you can do.” I took her words to heart and proceeded to get four different part-time jobs to fit into my schedule along […]

The two sides of escapism

The two sides of escapism

I’ve always thought of escapism as a way of engaging your imagination and having temporary relief from reality. Like the wonderful place just on the other side of the closet where animals can talk and magic is real. Sidestepping mundanity into a place where anything is […]

You are what you consume

You are what you consume

If your body is a temple, then surely your mind must also be comparable to an important religious building? Or is that just my mind reminding me it’s the boss of this operation? Just like you should eat mindfully and move to keep your body […]

Daily bread

Daily bread

Things you generally have to do every day include eating, sleeping, and going to work. Things you have an option of doing daily would be exercising, reading or engaging your mind, practising your craft, and actively working on the relationships in your life. What if […]