Let Him Go

Let him go, he’s not worth your precious time.

Everyone has met someone who wasn’t worth their time, whether in a relationship or a friendship basis… I have many times given this advice to friends who seeked my views but not long ago, I kept telling myself the same advice and failing to do anything about it. It took me a while to get rid of him but I finally have. He wasn’t worth my precious time.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Take It From Me.”

Morning Routine

6.00am is part of my daily routine as the time my biological clock wakes me up. I rarely ever use an alarm clock as I know between 6 and 6.30 am I am up and ready to start the day. Very often, I manage to see the clouds moving whilst accommodating the sunshine – it is very often sunny with blue sky at that time in London and it only gets gloomy later on which is deceiving if you get dressed to work thinking about your 6am experiences.

Yes, I love mornings. I love waking up early and if I didn’t have to sleep, I probably wouldn’t as I also love nights. I simply can’t win!!!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Golden Hour.”

Oh Sugar!

I’ve clarified my blog title in more than one occasion now, I have been sugarcoating negative life experiences since I was very young. The only reason behind “Since 91” is nothing more exciting than the year I was born. Sugarcoating is often seen as a very negative act where people can’t face their own realities or require excuses in order to accommodate embellished truths. However, sugarcoating to me is far more than that. It’s a coping mechanism that has enabled me to become the person I am now.

When I was younger, I needed to sugarcoat the lack of support around me with the aim to eventually move on. Yes, to a large extent I was weak. I was unable to face the truth but considering my life circumstances and how far I have come so far, sugarcoating probably saved my life. Those who noticed changes assumed I was going through puberty or some other sort of rebel phase. But it wasn’t just a phase. Everyone has their own struggles and I’ve had my own share of ups and downs, often using sugarcoating has an escape route. I’ve been successfully able to pinpoint many of my weaknesses and I am still working on them. Nonetheless, sugarcoating is still very much part of my life. It seems to be useful in a professional environment as well……

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”

Lights from up high

Photo taken in Prague, Czech Republic earlier this year.

One of my favourite photographs of my trip to Czech Republic taken from the Petřín Lookout Tower. A fantastic view and we managed to arrive up there right before sunset. I’m still quite positively intrigued by that place and will be going back in a couple years time.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.”


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

Passer-by at the station
Photo taken at Charing Cross station. This has been previously shared on my blog.

Waiting for a train to run without any luck, the rain is pouring outside and there are no options left but to sit and wait, watching passers-by.

Is ‘Honesty’ Real?

Many say that honesty is the best policy. I wonder how many of those people truly practice what they preach. Saying that I am always honest would make me an hypocrite. Perhaps ‘always’ is the keyword to keep an eye here but honesty as a sole concept is deadSome people argue that it’s not what we say but how we say it, keeping honesty to a high level without harming other parties involved. However, how honest is this approach? Half-truths and continuous embellishments to me are everything but honest. 

Honesty did mean something in the old days, where honour and giving someone their word were also meaningful acts. Nevertheless, in modern society, I believe that honesty is strongly correlated to narcissism and personal convenience. Having social psychology as my main educational background and being especially focused in discourse analysis doesn’t really help in the argument. I enjoy observing people and I pay close attention to things that many would consider mundane. For example, I listen to changes in pitch, the discourse, sighs… anything! As a consequence, I catch people lying very easily. Most importantly to this post, I often witness that unless there is some sort of valuable exchange process, honesty is nothing but a word with a long lost meaning where fake smiles and unrealistic promises prevail.

Do you think honesty is real? Are you always honest?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Truth or Dare.”