What I've Noticed

BridieJabour
An erratic newsletter about whatever I'm thinking
Created 13 Sep 2021
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  • Letting people drink in peace
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Booze is something people love to feel superior about, love to scold about, love to brag about, or like me, just straight up love. I am not a moderate person, I know that about myself. I can’t leave a...
  • Reasons To Have Children
    16 Sep 2021 • 19 min read • 3 2
    I was finally inconvenienced by the global health pandemic when my book launch was cancelled. Well, it had been pretty inconvenient to be pregnant during a global health pandemic, and have a brother n...
  • How I've tried to feel better
    11 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    During year one of the pandemic I wrote a book and had a baby. I knew this was obnoxious but I was obviously pleased with myself at the same time. I nailed the pandemic! The second year … not so much....
  • Have I mentioned I'm in lockdown?
    03 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    I’ve been in bed sick for a week, which is a very boring way to start a piece of writing but it sets the context for my thoughts and why my mind has been wandering. I’ve been reading the news as a sem...
  • Getting through the day
    23 Aug 2020 • 4 min read
    Recently I read someone say the way they are getting through lockdown is to think of themselves as 70 years old, and how they would probably do anything at that age to come back to just one more day o...
  • I thought my kid was dying and all I got was this lousy lust for life
    02 May 2019 • 8 min read
    When I was watching my son die I did not behave in the way I had imagined in those grim games your mind sometimes forces you to play. ‘What would it be like if I was widowed?’ ‘What would it be like f...
  • Who do I relate to the most here?
    06 Aug 2018 • 2 min read
    I wandered into a vintage dress store in King Street where a girl of about 17 was trying on a fantastic and massive skirt. She was there with her mother who, with the shop owner, was trying to find a ...
  • In which I am scared, and then I am not
    19 Jul 2018 • 2 min read
    My doorbell buzzed while I was having a serious phone conversation with my sister and my baby was playing on the ground after winning a mini war over whether he should have an afternoon sleep (one in ...
  • Babies are boring as shit!
    06 Jul 2018 • 3 min read
    What surprised me the most about having a baby is how great it is. It seems obvious in retrospect but when I was pregnant, and even before I started thinking about having a kid, people were very enthu...
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