"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine." That's what the song says. It's what we're meant to do. But... I'm writing this in the lounge of a hotel in Stirling whilst, upstairs, my work Christmas party is in full swing. A few hundred people who I spend most of my waking hours … Continue reading Advent 5: Matthew 4:12-17, Isaiah 9:1-3, Matthew 5:13-16
Today is World Mental Health Day (as you can tell by the picture above, I guess). Now, I am far from an expert on these things. Apart from my own depression and anxiety which, as I have said before, are relatively mild, I have no real experience of mental illness. However, there are a few … Continue reading A post for World Mental Health Day
The next step of my long journey to training for the Readership comes along on Tuesday as I travel to Edinburgh for a 3 hour psychological assessment. A 3 hour psychological assessment! I sometimes worry about whether I'm stable enough to keep writing this blog, so the idea of going through something like that is … Continue reading What if?
I actually don't like being the centre of attention. I feel really self conscious when everyone is looking at me or listening to me. I always assume that everyone is looking or listening and rolling their eyes at me being a total idiot (yes, slight self-esteem issues). If I receive compliments then I don't know … Continue reading Stand up to ridicule
A pilot. A professional footballer. A psychologist. A teacher. A TV presenter. An estate agent. A hypnotherapist. A Ghostbuster. An inventor. A stand-up comedian. A photographer. A journalist. Many and varied things, none of which remotely relate to what I do for a job now. But you make do. You plug on. You grin and … Continue reading What I want to do when I grow up.