Day 41: The Coil of Self-Development

Powerlessness sucks. None of us likes it. But we live in a world that offers enough distractions to allow us to ignore the feelings of powerlessness unless or until they threaten to overwhelm us. We can choose alcohol, drugs, sex, video games, social media and a whole host of other distractions to avoid staring into…

Day 6: With great responsibility comes great power

“Take responsibility for your actions.” Ugh. Responsibility. It’s for when you’ve been bad and you have to face the consequences. I can’t think of a time I ever heard the word used in a positive context. It’s the word adults used to make you see how dramatically you’d f*cked up. It’s no wonder so many of…

Day 2: “Wine Time”

5pm. “Wine time”. A phrase my folks used and one I adopted with ease in my adulthood. On holiday, we’d say “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere in the world” and proceed merrily onto something fizzy with fruit in it at whatever time the mood took us. Months ago, I decided to abstain from alcohol for 30…