What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

 Let’s talk rejections! Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifs very much were. Why do it? Firstly,Continue reading “What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)”

What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

Contemplating God and rejection and hotness.   Let’s talk rejections!   Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifsContinue reading “What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)”

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University of Alberta. And for theContinue reading “What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta”

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Artwork: Lean Dorion   Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University ofContinue reading “What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta”

Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.

This was not the blog I planned to put up today. I had another one edited and ready to go. It’s not a blog I have time to write. But it’s one born out of passion and frustration and those are usually the best/worst ones right?  This really is a blog of two halves; oneContinue reading “Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.”

What Teaching Again Taught Me

This week I finished teaching a 6-week course, I’m in the middle of teaching another 6-week block of another and I’ve had a few ad-hoc workshops around that too. And after what turned out to be an almost full year away from teaching for the first time in a decade, and the general 2020-ness ofContinue reading “What Teaching Again Taught Me”

Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.

Tom Hanks waving a typewriter is a writing mood This was not the blog I planned to put up today. I had another one edited and ready to go. It’s not a blog I have time to write. But it’s one born out of passion and frustration and those are usually the best/worst ones right? Continue reading “Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.”

What Running for 30 Days taught me

Across September I ran or walked a mile every day. This was part of a challenge set by my friend Jeff. A huge advocate of running for mental as well as physical wellbeing, Jeff himself is running every day this decade…so a month seemed like the least I could do challenge wise.  Why do it? Continue reading “What Running for 30 Days taught me”

‘What if I don’t think about the books’ Fear and finishing project book.

In the spirit of blogging this whole writing experience, it seems apt to mark this moment of sending off the first draft to the publishers. And while that is no doubt a moment of victory. I feel a little like I’m being judged in my celebration of that from academia with a sort of hairContinue reading “‘What if I don’t think about the books’ Fear and finishing project book.”