On resisting the call of the new & accepting the joy of settling.

I grew up with a deep suspicion of the idea of settling for the ordinary. Children of the nineties are imbued with a particular sense of being special, unique and destined for greatness. Or is that just me…?

You can do anything you want, they say.

You’re clever, you’ll succeed at whatever you put your mind to!

Determined to reject that false prophecy, I spent most of my twenties living out my special life in all the (retrospectively) ordinary ways.