Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

That’s it. The end of the first term. If you had told me 6-months ago today I’d be where I am today, after everything that’s happened since, I’d never have believed you. This year has been incredible, painful and fascinating all at once. Many ups have been counterbalanced by a great deal of downs. Huge … Continue reading Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

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The Offensive-Defensive

My last post talked rather a lot about nationality and how we are always trying to define ourselves by the other. This phenomenon seems to be increasing with nationalistic rhetoric growing in many countries, in spite of globalisation. The trouble is, once you have that identity, you can immediately begin identifying threats to it. Perhaps more worryingly therefore, is how rhetoric has been … Continue reading The Offensive-Defensive

Seize only as many opportunities as you can make the most of. But seize a lot.

It’s an enviable dilemma. A true non-problem, even. When there are just too many opportunities, how can you make the most of them?       The answer is perhaps not to. By no means do I mean not to take opportunities. You should always be on the look-out for them, as you never know … Continue reading Seize only as many opportunities as you can make the most of. But seize a lot.