No Bullsh!t.

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to fit in, wanted to ‘belong’. Subsequently, I’ve had low self-esteem, depression and anxiety for most of my life. Adulting And Life With No Bullshit. These posts are a way for me to document my journey one word at a time as I deal with betrayal, loneliness, healing and various aspects of my life and how I view it. Be prepared for No Bullshit, No Holds Barred.

A Much-Needed Attitude Adjustment

A Much-Needed Attitude Adjustment

Posted on 6 min read 512 views

2020 has given us many obstacles saturated with life lessons; however, for the most part, most of us question ‘why me’ instead of asking ‘why not me’. The truth is, we all require a much-needed attitude adjustment every now and then. We tend to feel as if our problems are an isolated incident or personal attack—as if the rain cloud is only ever over our head. It is easy to disregard our own negative tendencies when our plates are overflowing, life is hectic, and time seems to be on the decline instead of the rise. Life happens to all of us—there is no escaping that. 

COVID-19: The Struggle, Emotions And Overall Uncertainty Of How To Feel.
COVID-19: The Struggle, Emotions And Overall Uncertainty Of How To Feel.

COVID-19: The Struggle, Emotions And Overall Uncertainty Of How To Feel.

Posted on Location: 9 min read 1270 views

It was the best of times and the worst of times. Are we not currently living in these times? COVID-19 has me feeling the struggle, emotions and to be honest, an overall uncertainty of how to feel. IS it the best of times? Well, think about it. We live in the Digital Age—technology has granted us access to just about everything available on the WWW. Mobile phones have connected us in ways many of us never thought of, and this only increases as more apps are created. Granted, a large portion of the information that can be found on Aunt Google, Youtube Academy and other sources such as social media will not be accurate. In fact, during this pandemic, personally, I have seen countless altered “news” that has been shared and used to cause further panic. However, despite this, if you know what you are looking for coupled with common sense, you can find a wealth of information (in my opinion).

8 Things 2019 Taught Me About Life, People And Myself.
8 Things 2019 Taught Me About Life, People And Myself.

8 Things 2019 Taught Me About Life, People And Myself.

Posted on Location: 10 min read 1098 views

And just that, 2019 is drawing to a close, and it’s time to pack away the fine china used for Christmas for reuse next year. Everyone will be shifting their focus from gifting to others to buying for themselves as the stores announce their sales, and of course, the excitement that the New Year brings. As we steadily approach 2020, our timelines will be filled with posts emphasising how 2019 was filled with moments that made 2019 everyone’s best year thus far.  Meanwhile, some of us are flicking through our photo gallery and saved Snapchat memories trying to find an ‘Insta/Facebook-worthy’ post with a creative caption solidifying how great 2019 was for us. However, it doesn’t exist, or we feel like it doesn’t add up to everyone else’s posts.

Naked Truth — Mistakes

Naked Truth — Mistakes

Posted on 5 min read 1012 views

Sometimes you have to be Jimmy and be willing and strong enough to 8 Mile yourself. People will always feel like their lives are somehow better than yours because of the whispers and rumours they have heard about yours. They compare and analyse the two and immediately rate themselves above you because of the hurdles and trials that you have endured.

Never be afraid to show that you’re human.

Hit The Reset The Button

Hit The Reset The Button

Posted on 5 min read 813 views

“All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.”
Muhammad Ali

Although life has no option to actually restart the day, week, month or year over like we can to our favourite song or movie, we still have the power to hit the reset button. Starting over fresh doesn’t confirm that you failed, it merely shows that you have reached a point of realisation where you realised that it is time to start over fresh.

Ctrl. Alt. Delete.

What The Cleveland Show Taught Me About Life
What The Cleveland Show Taught Me About Life

What The Cleveland Show Taught Me About Life

Posted on 3 min read 1036 views

 “Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.” 

― Nicholas Sparks

There are lessons to be learned and knowledge to be gained in everything we encounter.

In just about every episode of The Cleveland Show, Cleveland has some battle to overcome; something is always going wrong. No matter what the situation is, he remains optimistic and doesn’t treat it as if it is life or death.

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