To be brave in the midst of pain and fear of loss.

To be brave in the midst of pain and fear of loss.

Pain has many forms, many colours, and certainly many depths. I wrote this for myself, for catharsis, to purge my soul somewhat of the relentless fear and pain. The pain and fear of watching your parent teeter near the edge of death. With each year that I grow older, I’ve encountered new and deeper levels …

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How to use comparison to propel yourself forward.

How to use comparison to propel yourself forward.

Comparison can be a very powerful tool, and today, I’ll show you why. That being said, it’s odd how many times you read or hear this mantra about not comparing yourself to others. Of how you’re different and all those other things people say, making it seem super easy to simply not compare yourself to …

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Why bother trying when all your efforts keep amounting to nothing?

Why bother trying when all your efforts keep amounting to nothing?

  That’s a really depressing statement isn’t it? The kind that if you see on a poster/image, you immediately object over such blatant negativity, because nobody needs it. We want to see the awesome messages that tell you you’re a champion, or a tiger (even though you’re really a cat), or some sh*t like that. …

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Be honest with yourself; knowing when to quit

Be honest with yourself; knowing when to quit

I have spent a lot of time chasing ‘a passion’. Almost my entire undergraduate life to be specific. I wanted to go the Olympics. Well, World University Games (FISU) first, then World Championships, and then Olympics. I failed. FISU wasn’t a far-fetched dream, I watched some of my own teammates qualify and go, whilst I …

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WTF moments, just as you are trying to start

WTF moments, just as you are trying to start

I had been trying to write for days, when I finally wrote this, but kept coming up with cookie cutter BS. The kind of stuff, I, myself would never read. Zero originality, zero personality. It’s as if my muse had decided to dig a massive hole in the earth,  and bury herself with soil, just …

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The sad truth about having ‘limitless time’

The sad truth about having ‘limitless time’

It’s exciting, thrilling even, to finish school and have all this delicious time to do with whatever you please. No more assignments. No tests, presentations, pesky morning lectures, and the grinding pressure to cram and pass exams, blissfully never to be borne again. But most importantly, that horrifying, relentless beast often politely referred to as …

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