What being an artist, trying to learn how to code & feeling like I’m dying has taught me.

It’s kind of exciting not really fitting into pigeon holes. They say I’m a Smizz of all trades, master of none. I’m currently designing and coding an app in my (limited) spare time, which I hope will help to aid patients in having a better patient-centered-care experience. The app hopes to include all the informationContinue reading “What being an artist, trying to learn how to code & feeling like I’m dying has taught me.”

Growing Up A Second Time

It was my good friends birthday yesterday. She turned only 19 years old. Still a baby. Although 19 was only 6/7 years ago for me, it seems so much longer. Being in your mid-20′s isn’t that old, but I feel like I’ve aged 2 lifetimes in the past 3+ years, I feel like I’m ageingContinue reading “Growing Up A Second Time”

Discussion: What it feels like to have significant “fatigue” rather than just being “tired”

The medical term for tiredness is “Fatigue”. It covers basically any word that could be used to describe tiredness – from exhaustion, lethargy, and listlessness, ect. It covers both physical and mental tiredness. Often both impending into each other, if a person experiences physical tiredness for long enough, it will often create a mental tiredness too. Many ofContinue reading “Discussion: What it feels like to have significant “fatigue” rather than just being “tired””

#NHSChangeDay Pledges #Quality14

Here’s some people’s #NHSChangeDay Pledges that I’ve drawn on Twitter recently. I think it’s important sometimes, to have an image to help communicate/reach a bigger audience.   pledge by @LAS_QI   The awesome #Hellomynameis Pledge by the awesome @grangerkate @wlasinclair Drawing all these pledges was only possible because of @respirologist sharing his!   @e_arnotsmith  Continue reading “#NHSChangeDay Pledges #Quality14”

Everything is fragile.

Mid-20’s isn’t that old, but I feel like I’ve aged 2 lifetimes in the past 3 years. Maybe aging like that makes you look back a bit more. Just as you can see from my blog, my focuses in life have shifted; I’m not just looking for self-improvement in what I can change per-say, but  moreContinue reading “Everything is fragile.”

I want to work for something other than myself:

I’ve been keeping something secret for a while now. Mainly because I don’t want to jinx myself. And whilst it’s more-or-less official – I still have to pass ‘professional requirements’, which are things like CRB checks and the dreaded health-check. But – hopefully – if nothing bad happens & I pass all my ‘professional requirements’,Continue reading “I want to work for something other than myself:”

Newsletter of Smizzness! Sign Up!

I’m creating a newsletter of some-sorts. Full of links, calls for opportunities, quotes, reviews, twitter stuff, images! The best finds on the internet. A bit of philosophy. All Life, art-y, political-ly, geek-y, passionate, fun-ness! Sign up here!

people are amazing

Yesterday I had the pleasure of drawing another cool thing for 1 small part of the NHS. The NHS Commissioning Board, the bit where Citizens who work within NHS stuff, or the voluntary sector, and innovators get together and share their ideas on how to make the NHS the best it can be, and howContinue reading “people are amazing”

Thanks to Y’all, I have raised & given over £750 to charity this year!

There’s nothing like looking at your Virgin Money and JustGiving account and Charity Tax receipts to see just how much people have helped you to raise money for great causes. The end of the year is perfect for reflection, and I think nothing is more apt than seeing others help others to help others! Here is theContinue reading “Thanks to Y’all, I have raised & given over £750 to charity this year!”

The Promise That I Made To Myself: To Never Waste More Time (3 months on)

I made myself a promise over 3 months ago. That if my time on the earth is cut short, I want to make sure that I use my time properly, and use every single bit of it. But the reality of this in itself is that it’s actually quite difficult. A few months ago, IContinue reading “The Promise That I Made To Myself: To Never Waste More Time (3 months on)”