Like you, I love the internet and its ever-growing self-help section. But I’m so bored of seeing quotes that say ‘Quit your job!’ ‘Follow your dreams!’ ‘Do what you love!’
Aged 12, I wanted to be the most popular girl at school. By 16, I realised that suburban social hierarchies were boring and became fascinated by the big city. Yet come 18, while living in London, I learned that there’s so much more to ‘happiness’ than a location.
There’s a reason I only recently started putting my words out there. It’s called fear. You might be familiar with it.
Fear stole me of any pride I had in my ideas. Of any courage I built up to be creative. It was the voice, forever beside me, that would whisper in my ear the moment I decided to try something new.