The truth…in small doses

I have never been particularly interested in blogging about films I’ve seen, or interesting anecdotes about my day, or travel, or food, or anything marginally trendy. I’ve only ever been drawn to write about deeply personal things, feelings, and experiences. Which is why there are often long gaps between my posts, because sometimes it’s impossible to do that without sharing something intimate or private that also affects someone else who might not want to share so openly. Continue reading

Self-identity and the social grape vine

The dictionary definition of self-identity is ‘the perception or recognition of one’s characteristics as a particular individual, especially in relation to social context.’  That last part is quite important I think. Like the proverbial tree falling in the forest, if I think I have a certain quality but others don’t, do I really have it? There’s no easy answer. Continue reading