Breaking the silence, with grief

Tonight I received a call, it was news of my grandfather’s death. All I remember hearing is that he had passed peacefully and painlessly and after that it all just went straight over me. After I’d hung up, all I felt was emptiness, no anger, no pain, I couldn’t bring tears to my eyes, I just felt nothing. I had been expecting Continue reading

The Time Capsule Part 1

Back in late 1999, when the world was obsessed with the new millennium (and the fear of Y2K), my school decided that they wanted to bury a time capsule to be opened at the turn of the next century or millennium, I can’t remember which. Anyway, us students were asked to each create something to go into the capsule and the top X amount of entries were selected to be buried in it along with a massive school photograph. Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of a time capsule, Continue reading

Blog challenge: What difference do you want to make?

Before we begin…

This post is part of Scott Dinsmore’s 7 day blog challenge. Since my writing has gotten a bit lazy of late I have decided to light a bit of a fire under it with this. Each day I will get a new post topic to write about, not all of them will necessarily be things I want to write about too much but I have committed to writing the post each day even if it’s only a small one. Since day one of the challenge is to start the blog, and that has clearly already been done so I started with day 2 which you can read here. Onwards with day 6…

What difference do you want to make…

This has been a hard one to write. It has taken all day of me Continue reading

Blog challenge: What are you excited about? AKA: The elevator pitch

Before we begin…

This post is part of Scott Dinsmore’s 7 day blog challenge. Since my writing has gotten a bit lazy of late I have decided to light a bit of a fire under it with this. Each day I will get a new post topic to write about, not all of them will necessarily be things I want to write about too much but I have committed to writing the post each day even if it’s only a small one. Since day one of the challenge is to start the blog, and that has clearly already been done so I started with day 2 which you can read here. Onwards with day 5…

 What is an elevator pitch?

Your elevator pitch is Continue reading

Blog challenge: What’s one thing you’re proud of?

Before we begin…

This post is part of Scott Dinsmore’s 7 day blog challenge. Since my writing has gotten a bit lazy of late I have decided to light a bit of a fire under it with this. Each day I will get a new post topic to write about, not all of them will necessarily be things I want to write about too much but I have committed to writing the post each day even if it’s only a small one. Since day one of the challenge is to start the blog, and that has clearly already been done so I started with day 2 which you can read here. Onwards with day 4…

 What’s one thing you’re proud of…

 I am most proud of the way I Continue reading