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Disappointment and Impostor Syndrome

Disappointment and Impostor Syndrome

Yesterday I attended my second feis (Irish dance competition) since returning to dance as an adult. After the success of the first one, I was keen to do it again. It was fun! I discovered that I enjoyed performing, and that my anxiety went away as soon as I was actually on stage (even if it was bad beforehand) — and I did pretty well, too, so that was a big morale-booster. Despite impending finals, doing another competition a few…

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Tea-Deprived Existentialism

Tea-Deprived Existentialism

Disclaimer: my knowledge of philosophy has been absorbed purely through osmosis and brief definitions given in English lessons to explain poetic movements. Therefore I might not actually be talking about existentialism. Please don’t feel the need to correct me. It won’t make any difference. So. In five days, I’m going to be nineteen years old. This is mildly terrifying to me. I am a child. I will fight you if you call me a child, but the fact is I…

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Failure Doesn’t Happen

Failure Doesn’t Happen

Failure isn’t something that happens. Failure is our judgement on something that happens. You look at something, and you think, “I failed at that.” Even though you did better than your friend. Because you know you could have done better than that if you’d just worked harder or spent more time on it or remembered to save the document before you closed down the computer. If you write a book, and it stays on your computer and nobody ever reads…

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