The Doors of Life

I stared at the offer sitting before me. I’d been in this spot many times before, but the difference was: previously I’d smoked through accepting an offer and moved on to the next phase of my life without a second thought. But for some reason this one in particular felt like a big decision for … More The Doors of Life

Volunteering Part II

Ever since this experience I’ve been trying to decipher what it exactly was that helped to unlock the potential within this student. Of course I’m assuming that my help actually was the catalyst for this student’s positive growth – which I guess is a rather big claim – but I’m reasonably confident that, insufficient as … More Volunteering Part II

Volunteering Part I

I recently began volunteering at a local primary school near my house. I’ve helped out there before in a volunteering capacity: when I was an auditor, I was part of a volunteering project that went into primary schools to teach children about financial literacy and how to be better with money. Being the introverted and … More Volunteering Part I

Happy by Derren Brown

Link to review on GoodReads (let me know if the link doesn’t work, haven’t linked from GoodReads before):   ***SPOILER ALERT***   I should preface this review with the blunt acknowledgement that I am a huge obsessive Derren fan-boy. My admiration for his contributions the fields of magic, mentalism, entertainment, and the performing arts … More Happy by Derren Brown