Reframing sleep27 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0Two sleeping babes, aka hitting the sleep jackpot. I’ve recently started seeing a therapist and we’ve spent a bit of time talking about sleep. Like many parents of young children, sleep has been a sou...
Save to drafts16 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0Photo credit: Anders Jildén Do you ever have days where your thoughts are dark and turbulent, like oily black sea churning under a bright full moon? The moon remains steady and cool while waves tumble...
Do you follow people you disagree with?12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2There’s this Australian singer I love. He’s got a stunning voice and an amazing way with words. I walked down the aisle to one of his songs. My husband and I also swayed to this song as our first danc...
Am I being creative or just complaining?06 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1I’m at my most creative when I’m sad, confused, or angry. I write when I need to grapple with something – a thought, tension, or confronting truth. Writing helps me make sense of the swirling thoughts...
Hiding in my pantry eating Choc Thins02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0I want to start this email by saying I am so pro Lockdown. I’m pro staying home, flattening the curve, listening to epidemiologists, and saving lives. Give me all the Lockdowns. So long as you give me...
Why I’m jealous of Barack Obama30 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 4I’m 26 hours into Barack Obama’s ‘A Promised Land’ on Audible, with just over three hours to go. It’s a fascinating recount of his election campaign and first term as President of the United States. I...
Sometimes, I wish I could quit the internet29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0I’m a freelance copywriter. I write websites and blog posts for a living. I’m also from the generation that barely remembers life before Google. When Lorde sang “maybe the internet raised us”, I felt ...
Musings from an overthinking millennial trying to make sense of the world, while raising two kids.28 Aug 2021 • < 1 min readWelcome to Made of Words by me, Jess van Roekel. I write to make sense of the thoughts in my head. Sign up now so you don’t miss the first issue. Subscribe now In the meantime, tell your friends!
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