It feels like a knife. Scraping my mind, my heart. My inside. Just cutting. And when I’m raw and bleeding and hurting the knife keeps on relentlessly scraping away, shaving off parts of me, until there’s nothing left. It feels like I’ve been punched, hard, in the stomach. I’m bent over double, can’t breathe, can’t […]Read more "Depression"
And you find the dreams slipping away of what has been And even more painful still, what could have been And you’re faced with the elephant in the room Looking ahead Fear overtakes And your natural response is to shut down Don’t think about it It will go away But only it doesn’t. And you […]Read more "Fear "
I had my first eye-opening experience into the world of race marshalling on the weekend. It was a fell race, in fact, part of the wonderful Llanthony Show. Pretty soon after arriving, I was painfully aware of how unprepared I was and how I was clearly a novice. Here are some lessons I may or may not have […]Read more "Lessons From a Rookie Marshall"
“No running; only walking” I promised myself as I headed out the door into the fading sunset. I’ve been sick all weekend. Not dying or severly incapacitated sick, but a cough/cold, the dreaded lurgy. I have a fairly high pain threshold and I’m not usually one to complain, but when I get a cold, I […]Read more "No running; only walking "
Last week, I downloaded “Plenty of fish” . For those of you not familiar, it is an online dating app, slightly less superficial than Tinder. It was midnight, I was tired and curious, a friend had raved about it, and I’d had a beer or maybe three. After creating a profile, I quickly fell asleep […]Read more "Plenty of Fish in the Sea"
At the outset of Colour Conference, our host Bobbie asked herself “if my journey over the past 12 months could teach you anything, what would it be?” The question struck a chord with me. This year has been, to echo Bobbie’s choice of words, hellish. I’d even go so far as to say one of […]Read more "If my journey could teach you anything…"
Brand identity is crucial to businesses. Countless hours are spent devising strategies and colour schemes, analysing market information and applying that to the communication of “who we are” as a company. If everything you do says something about who you are, what are you telling people? Do you present an excellent and clear brand, that […]Read more "Know Your Business Identity"