The villain in someone else’s story

The villain in someone else’s story

WE WILL ALWAYS BE THE VILLAIN IN SOMEONE’S STORY, whether we’ve earned it or not. <– I heard this said by Gabrielle Union on the podcast Armchair Expert not long ago. I often write about how we tend to imagine that others think worse of us than they...
A river is not still

A river is not still

A RIVER LOOKS MUCH THE SAME AT ANY MOMENT from a distance, a little like how we might view our days, or even ourselves: much the same from one day to the next. But even though the river appears nearly identical on the surface from moment to moment, in truth it is in...
We’re more like wine than cake

We’re more like wine than cake

As a child, I NAIVELY THOUGHT ADULTHOOD WAS A THING YOU REACHED AND THEN THAT WAS THAT – that’s who you were from then on. I figured that adults continued to be the same throughout the rest of their lives, and they knew ‘all the things’ – and that, too, was just...