In an Ideal World

I actually wrote this a while ago, as an exercise for my previous life coach, but I’ve recently been feeling a pretty significant loss of identity – no longer feeling clear on my values or beliefs or what kind of person I want to be (call it a quarter-life crisis) – so I decided toContinue reading “In an Ideal World”

New Year, Old Goals

Trigger Warning: for discussion of suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and mental health in this post. It’s that time of year again when resolutions are creeping round the corner. I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions because I find that I never stick to them, and then I just end up feeling like a failure – a feelingContinue reading “New Year, Old Goals”

Later

By: Jules Sherwood I need the catharsis of salty waterAnd wracking breathsShaking shoulders But the well behind my eyes is deep,So deep that it aches,And my rope doesn’t reach down far enough So tough luck but I guess you’ll be stuck with these needles in your eyes and knives in your sides until you can sort throughContinue reading “Later”

Dear past self

By: Jules Sherwood Dear past self, I know you love that tree,But I wish I could tell you not to name it. I know you think you’re being clever,But I wish I could tell you not to try so hard. I know you want a puppy more than anything,But I wish I could tell you you’re not ready. IContinue reading “Dear past self”