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Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire!

We can often be in denial about who we really are, what we want and what we are willing to do. On my creative journey I have found it uncomfortable to say that I am a writer or a poet, despite me having filled diaries, notebooks, the backs of envelopes and my phone with observations on life; short stories; and poems.

I write when I need to. Not consistently but when I am moved. When I want to vent emotion. So I don’t always see myself as a poet or a writer. Despite me performing on a more regular basis; despite me having written a whole play and performed part of it, and despite my self publishing a book of poems. …

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‘Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement’ — Balthasar Gracian.

Time is a great tool to help us decide what went wrong and right in previous relationships. We have all been in relationships that may have been one-sided; where you might have given more than you got back; or in the worst-case scenario, suffered devastating heartbreak. Time allows us to see what red flags we ignored and also after a certain amount of time has passed, be able to heal and compassionately reflect on mistakes we may have made or see our heartbreak in a new light. …


Michelle Mangal

Poet, thinker & traveller. Blog on life; motivation & inspiration. My debut poetry collection 'All The Things I Learnt From You' is out now. IG: michellemangal

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