3 Years of It’s Character Building

August 25, 2019
Three years ago, something compelled me to set up a blog and start writing. I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t even really know what a blog was, I just knew I needed to do something...
impostor

Stop Being an Impostor in Your Own Life

October 31, 2018
Why is it that when things start to go well, my brain kicks in with a bunch of sabotaging thoughts and self-doubts? Well, I learned recently that it happens to a lot of us and what I have been...
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...
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...