writing

How Ed Sheeran’s Mentors Helped Me Write Again

August 26, 2018
Holy shit balls, It’s Character Building is two years old! I write from a Quaker retreat. Nope, I’ve not dropped out of normal life and joined the movement, rather I’m at a songwriting retreat led by my favourite musicians...
confidence

Maybe there is nothing else to say?

July 11, 2018
Writing something meaningful every week gets hard. It brings about a mini crisis of confidence every time I put hands to keyboard. After 62 published blog posts for It’s Character Building, as well as a fuck tonne for other...
gender

Here she goes again: The Gender debate

July 4, 2018
Gender identity and equality have been raising their ugly heads again lately so I feel compelled to revisit the subject. I recently bought a necklace that displays the word “Feminist”. It’s one of those dainty gold appearance, handwritten-type necklaces....
birthday balloons

It’s My Birthday

June 20, 2018
It’s my birthday! Well, it’s not QUITE yet. It’s my birthday tomorrow. I’ll be 35 but if I’m honest, on many levels, I still feel 24. According to checkout workers and bar staff alike, I still LOOK 24 also....
The art of happiness is wasting time

The key to happiness is wasting time

May 30, 2018
This week, and for the first time EVER, I’m featuring writing from someone who isn’t me. Gasp, shock horror! As I’m out on the road with The Big Walk I figured it would be the ideal time to turn the blog...
playing

What happened to playing?

May 23, 2018
As you know, I quit my “proper” job in December 2017 in the hope of changing my lifestyle. I wanted to travel less and have more of an opportunity to be creative. The travel less part is perhaps not...
1 week to live

If I had a week to live

March 14, 2018
Today, I attended an “End of Life Masterclass” as part of my work for Age UK. It brought together 100 GP’s from across the county. I was there in order to give out information about our services and promote the...