On Life

I feel like all my life I’ve been searching for something that challenges me in the right way. I like university, but third year level papers left me feeling a bit like I was pushing up against the walls. Like there was something on the other side I couldn’t reach. When I was a kid, […]

My planning system for 2018

If you want to get something done, you have to plan it, and as a self-proclaimed stationery strumpet, analogue planners fulfil my desire to mess around with paper and pens (and washi tape and coloured pencils and stickers and…) This year my planning system is threefold. My every day carry (EDC) is a hobonichi techo, […]

2017 was a tough year. I think we can all agree on that. My aunt asked me today how my year was and I didn’t know how to respond without making some kind of velociraptor screech. But good news! It’s nearly over. After the drawn-out period of mourning that was 2016, the surrealist nightmare of […]

Hey guys. General update post time. First I’d like to talk about Patreon, because they’ve made some changes in the way they account for credit card fees and, like many creators, I’m really not happy about it. Paying out of my pocket seemed like the right way to go; you know Patreon’s going to take […]

Several months of not enough sleep and a few weeks of no exercise means I’m exhausted at the moment. Just exhausted. Physically exhausted, mentally exhausted. I need to sleep for a week but I barely manage eight hours a night. Also my legs ache and I’m sick of it. I desperately need to start running […]

Life as it stands

No “Currently” this month. I need a break from them. Instead, here’s my life right now. One big to-do list. I am not writing enough poetry. I am daydreaming too much and writing stories in my head. Ever feel like you’re grasping towards something in thick fog? You can’t really see it, maybe make out […]

August was a month in which I got far too little sleep, but wrote almost every day. Often the latter fact led to the former. Oh, sure, it sounds good, but I’m averaging only 6 hours sleep a night and I really need 8 to be a productive and functional yada yada. Honestly, this month […]

I am, at my core, a scattered person. Without self-imposed structure, I would get nothing done at all. It’s why I have so many planners and notebooks, why I write everything down, keep track of how I spend my time, and download dozens of productivity apps when I feel like I’m getting nowhere. I tape […]

I was listening to Leonard Cohen, as you do. Closing Time. I feel like lot of Cohen’s oeuvre has an element of desperation, of time slipping through one’s fingers. There’s a line in that song, “I lift my glass to the awful truth, which you can’t reveal to the ears of youth”. You know what […]