Self-isolation, quarantine, whatever this limbo is; week seven

Time is strange at the moment. It goes fast, but feels slow. Days take ages, but are over before you know it. This strange coronavirus limbo is warping things. It’s so quiet outside, it’s unreal. Eerie. Spooky. It feels like the entire world has been paused. I didn’t get a …

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Self-isolation, week four

It reminds me of when I was unemployed, having all this free time. But it’s weird – instead of bumming around playing videogames all day and moderating meaningless internet forums, this time I am spending my time improving my situation. I asked Twitter when the lockdown first started if this …

Self isolation, week one

You may have heard something about the coronavirus, I’m not sure if it’s on the news yet… Oh, who am I kidding, it’s everywhere. You can’t have not heard about it by now, it’s affecting absolutely everything. We’re self isolating this week because Jake developed a cough the night before …

The Lewis becoming an adult thing

This is going to be hard to write without sounding jaded, or bitter, but I’m going to try. My nephew, Lewis, turned 18 recently. He’s Jane’s sister’s first-born, and I’ve known him all his life. I don’t know where to start with how I feel about my perspective on all …

Mind

This is entry three in this new themed series of blog posts in which, as part of my ongoing quest for greater self awareness and my continued personal and professional development, I pick a key word and write about it for a set amount of time. And you’ve probably spotted …

What does it for me?

The fear of turning out like my dad. — Iain Douglas Stewart 😙👌 (@Iain_D_Stewart) August 12, 2018 Inspired by this tweet, and powered by a love of self-discovery, I’m going to answer this question honestly and fully, to the best of my ability. It took me a while to get …

Thinking back to my GCSE’s

It is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay today, and it brought my feelings from this post into scrutiny: https://iaindstewart.net/blog/2005/08/25/gcse-results/ I say in the post that I wish I had paid attention during years ten and eleven, done some revision and actually applied myself. But at the time of the exams themselves, I was in …

About the old me

Hey. My old blog, Waves, is gone. Here are the old “About Me” pages.

They are no longer relevant to me, my mission or my desires.

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 13th June 2018

This is the last piece of work I’m going to be writing for this course, and I just wanted to record my thoughts and feelings as it all comes to an end – a conclusion of sorts. If I look back on my initial expectations of the course, they were …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 21st February 2018

This week we talked about Transactional Analysis a bit more, and were asked to participate in an exercise our tutor has called Know Thyself. Understanding ego-states is a powerful tool towards self-awareness. In this exercise we are to keep a note of which ego-state we are in at different points …