It was around the end of 2011 when my super good friend, and great artist & writer, Paul Harrison and I got together in a Cafe Nero in Doncaster (The only place to get a decent chai-tea latte in the area at the time… maybe it still is) and we talked about how we thoughtContinue reading “Somethings Take Time To See”
Tag Archives: time
gifts and choices
In my procrastination of trying to write up my methods section for RF2 (my next PhD barrier) I came across Jeff Bezos’s commencement speech from 2010. (Not super sure how I reached it in my click-a-thon). But I found it to be incredibly important. After my life got shook up when I fell sick, IContinue reading “gifts and choices”
Expect anything worthwhile to take a lot of time
Yesterday I went to the Drawing Matters Symposium in York. It was a day of inspiring talks and presentations, all grappling with drawing and its pros and cons. I even met a couple of healthcare professionals (a nurse & a physio) using drawing in their PHDs – as a critical tool too, not just a “wellbeing”Continue reading “Expect anything worthwhile to take a lot of time”
A long view of time can replenish our sense of ourselves and the world.
A long view of time can replenish our sense of ourselves and the world. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks. Every so often when campers know I’ve been pretty poorly over the past few years, they ask me how everything is. I reply with that it’s the most “normal” I’ve felt in 3-4 years.Continue reading “A long view of time can replenish our sense of ourselves and the world.”
Lasso The Moon
This week I was invited to #PatientsAsPartners16 event – It was organized in big part by Roz Davies – as part of Recovery Enterprises in Sheffield, NHS Confederation and Y & H Academic Health Science Network & a bunch of other organizations and people. Drawing events and workshops and conferences aren’t an unusual thing for me.Continue reading “Lasso The Moon”
Time: Before I’m Gone
Time. Time fascinates me no end. I’ve read a lot of theories about time. Can you remember when the 6 week summer holidays used to feel so long and hazy and hot? And now, before you know it, it’s already summer when it was only just Christmas. And you’re left thinking? Whoa, time!? I justContinue reading “Time: Before I’m Gone”
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.”
Constantly Lucky: 26 years
It’s my birthday in about 48 hours. I used to hate getting older because, well, I always thought i’d have my life way more ‘together’ by now. Like, I thought that maybe I would have met someone special. Maybe I’d have what my mom calls a “proper job” (by that, she means oppressed, clock yourContinue reading “Constantly Lucky: 26 years”
A World of Difference
Everything begins somewhere. Very light muscle weakness, a constant-never-ending headache that refuses to disappear, left facial numbness, drenching nightsweats, bone pain, constant appearances of shingles, heavy, regular nose-bleeds, a fatigue which drags you down & always wins. I tried to accept these changes as subjects of fascination — idiosyncrasies particular to my body. But nothing canContinue reading “A World of Difference”
What endures, what lingers, and what gets washed away?
It’s nearly been a whole year since the last Thanksgiving, already. I know, Thanksgiving as a Brit living England is technically not my holiday. However, I wish we had something similar in the UK. Like, I dunno, a Kindness-Day – a national holiday where everyone gets the day off & it’s a reason to takeContinue reading “What endures, what lingers, and what gets washed away?”