Fear of New Beginnings

Fear of New Beginnings

Is there a term for the fear of new beginnings? Or perhaps it’s more a fear of endings. (I just finished reading Carrie Jones’s Need* series, in which the main character “collects” phobias and recites them when nervous or scared.) […]

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Kick That Fear of Failure to the Curb

Kick That Fear of Failure to the Curb

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, likely you’ll have noticed all the self-help books I’ve been reading since the start of 2017. I’m intrigued by different people’s value metrics and means of coping with life’s challenges and […]

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Expectations: You Won’t Always Know What People Want

Expectations: You Won’t Always Know What People Want

If my writing courses have taught me anything over the past year it’s that I truly struggle with vague instructions. I have high expectations of myself and my work; when I am assigned a task I want clear-cut, specific instructions on […]

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To Quiet Those Pesky Insecurities: Do

To Quiet Those Pesky Insecurities: Do

My apologies for this post being late today! This week got away from me early and I’ve been playing catch up (badly!) since Monday. Since the beginning of January I’ve been in a topsy turvy head space–that’s the best way […]

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Reading as Transport

Reading as Transport

One of my favourite aspects of reading is a book’s ability to transport me to virtually any time and/or any place. I live for that vicarious sense of existence. But what do you do when you read a book that […]

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Inner Critic: Adventures in Research

Inner Critic: Adventures in Research

The other day, I asked a question. Now, asking questions on social media isn’t always the wisest thing to do, but I did not know how to tackle this topic. So I made use of my many friends who might. […]

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