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This week’s lesson: Know and Respect yourself
Sometimes you have to learn that you're working on something bigger than yourself. The world. And the ones who know and understand, are the ones who will stick around. After all what else do you need but that? My internal thoughts to myself.. as I struggle with shedding the overly-empathic and supportive self. I've helped [...]
#NaBloPoMo 20 Surrogate – Job Applications & Career Aspirations
So working back in retail has been a very rewarding and interesting experience. Being on the frontline of the new launch of the first ever Westfield development outside of London, in my very own hometown Bradford, West Yorkshire.. has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience amazing! Reflecting on best practice and application of skills within a busy [...]
#NaBloPoMo #9: MA Thesis Idea #1
I thought I would share the more academic way, in an attempt to get these thoughts that occur to me. Thoughts surrounding the world we live in from a cultural and sociological viewpoint. I also hope that by doing this I add extra fuel to the fires within me. Fires which at times seem to [...]
#NaBloPoMo #8: The Precipice that could Swallow this Crow.
Waiting for the day when nothing else remains. When all that we have and were will refuse to remain, The day that I cease to torment us with this simmering hate, The day you again love what I -What WE can create, The time that can be dedicated to ourselves and not, When love is [...]
It gets harder each and every day…
.. I feel hollow. Even as I turn to silent prayer. I know this ain't healthy, to live in a fetid shit heap. I find myself finding old scraps I keep, emotions kept dormant. I'm stuck at a crossroad unsure of where to follow. For my guide has let himself die. Since reborn in near-distant [...]
A Gentle Lingering
A Gentle Lingering Your gentle words make me cry, But there's no-one here to dry these eyes, Your gentle hands type their byes, But aren't here to quieten my sighs. Your gentle words make me cry, But your not here to dry my eyes. You didn't have to be a mess, I didn't have to [...]
Days Drag On… What do I find on my phone?
Crazy long day - feel dead and drained and I'm in no way prepared for the mess that will be tomorrow. MA class (not done my reading!) then shifts in another store, as part of my new job! The need to keep balancing between love of learning and money to keep learning, is a hard [...]
Power in speaking
You speak, I speak and then we hear. As we wonder separately, Feigning we are freer. The line crackles, my arm stiffens, as I walk down these streets. Locate me in the here, I am stood where we were once to be so near. Sirens bleed by me, Reminding me that you are sat in [...]
Default Man – Default Me?
So I've been debating since midnight whether or not to post this. I mean I'm trying to be disciplined and post something up everyday. If only to prove to myself that I can. But, at the same time I know I'm going to have to run a longer, further, probably even several articles to explain [...]