I Haven’t Written All Summer

I think I’ve lost track of myself. The things I usually love to do got so left behind and lost, and I didn’t even notice. I had a moment today where I remembered what it’s like to get my feelings down on paper, but it just hasn’t felt the same. For some reason, it’s not…

loving serene nights.

I don’t deal well with noise. It bring up some deep anxiety and I’m not even sure where it comes from. I’m easily affected by noise and feel like my body is constantly on edge, leaving me anxious and exhausted. So, it is no wonder that I love serene nights. Nights where the world is…

accepting changes life throws at you.

The world is always testing me, making sure I grow. Just as I start getting comfortable, advancing through life with little hiccups and fully enjoying what I’m doing, life does a total 180 and here I am, back in unknown, uncomfortable territory again. It’s not that I don’t like change, I actually love not getting…

writing late at night.

Everything is meant to be quiet – but it isn’t. I’ve been feeling on-edge, not able to focus, feeling unattractive and out of shape, feeling as if control is out of my reach. It’s late at night and I don’t feel fully like myself, but somehow this is the time that I’m most inspired to…

greed can be unhealthy.

Greed, sometimes masked as ambition, can be very unhealthy. I’m a very ‘ambitious’ person so I can speak in that regard. Greed can be a positive. Can make you strive for more, constantly looking for better solutions, always looking for ways to improve your life. And greed can be a big negative too. Even if…

I’m Afraid

I feel like for the past few weeks I feel a little more afraid of everything. My mind keeps over-analysing everything and I can’t get away from my own thoughts. One thing that’s helped me a lot is to take a few days fully to myself, where I’ve either played games, wrote, studied or watched…

Uji: The Dream Town in Japan

Uji is a small town in Japan, close to Kyoto, very famous for its tea production and for holding tea ceremonies you can participate in. While I didn’t make plans to participate in such a ceremony, I still wanted to visit the town and try the tea in person. After a day in another town,…

Don’t Let Life Pass You By

There are so many things to enjoy in life. And there’s not one thing that is the only thing that matters, life is made up with little moments that lead you down your best path, the path that will make you happiest. So no, I don’t think spending a week in bed resting or a…

A World of Writers

In a world of writers, how do you stand out? In a world of anything, how do you stand out? I used to hate clichés, but I truly believe that the answer is: just be yourself! That doesn’t mean just be yourself and stop trying, but be yourself and produce work that you are proud…

Writing a Book

Writing a book feels a lot like reading a book. I don’t know if everyone has the same process (and probably not), but I keep getting surprised by the way the story flows, the character progression, etc., just like I would if I were reading a book. Writing a book is the perfect way to…