About

Note on recent events: If you have come to this blog recently, i.e. since November 2016, you’ll find the latest posts don’t necessarily match up with the description below. Due to a major life-altering crisis, my focus has shifted from breaking moulds, to rebuilding out of my own brokenness. I do intend to get back to the “business of mould breaking” so to speak, but for the time being, I… I’m taking things one day at a time. 

islands-of-personality
You know on Inside Out when all of Riley’s “personality islands” crash into the abyss? That’s my life right now.

If a person doesn’t “fit the mould,” does the problem lie with the person, or the mould?

squished-play-doh - clear backWhile some people seem to slip naturally into the world’s ideas of who they should be, to others of us it does not come so easily. We feel uncomfortable in our own skin as we try to fit in, wondering, perhaps, if the problem lies with us. We break ourselves down into little pieces in hopes that that will solve the problem – chip away a little here, add a little there, squish our very selves like play dough until we fit – but even then it doesn’t feel quite right.

But the problem doesn’t lie with us, it lies with the moulds we were never meant to fit into in the first place. Instead of chipping away at ourselves, we should thus turn our energy into chipping away at the moulds, little by little until they are broken for good and we are good and free.

My name is Janelle, and this blog is about my adventures in breaking moulds, each post a little chip away at a mould that needs to be broken.

They are my adventures but they can also be yours. If you have a mould breaking story you’d like to share in this space, get in touch!

Keep up to date by visiting the sidebar and following this blog via email or the social network of your choice.

My commitment to you is quality over quantity: I may not post often but I do strive to make each post worth my time and yours.

Also, I love to hear your thoughts in the comments, all I ask is that you be respectful of me and the other commenters. Thanks for being awesome!

For more on the theme of “Breaking Moulds,” check out my inaugural post.

For my writing elsewhere, browse the Bonus Content for a selection of my published articles as well as other places I write online.

If you’re interested in my traveling, living & teaching adventures in Japan, check out The JWs Do Japan, where I blog as genkiduck, or my brand new blog Wandering Weibelzahls! 

Any questions about me or this blog still left unanswered? Please ask them in the comments below! 

13 thoughts on “About

  1. I know — I can feel it — those words are written from the heart. That’s why they are very penetrating and moving! I am really grateful that I accidentally stumbled here in your space. Your writings are music to my ears! Keep it up. You do not know who and how many more you are inspiring! I’m just one of them! 😊

    God bless you Janelle!

  2. Hello there!So glad to have landed on your blog!!You have so beautifully written about not trying to fit in the moulds we were not meant to fit in.Such a unique and beautiful reference made in a thought-provoking and compelling manner.Looking forward to read more of your writings.

  3. Hi, I just found your blog,and I think it’s super great haha. From what I’ve read so far, it’s really deep and relevant. I’m excited to read more of your posts! Thanks for sharing such great thoughts with the world!

  4. I shall have to show “On Breaking Moulds” to my daughter and see what she thinks. For a while, when she was much younger, she was really into pink, and then, at some point, she decided to eschew it completely. From what I can remember, I think she might have reasons similar to yours.

  5. I can’t believe I never liked this page before… it has such a great photo! 🙂

    I was just popping by, because my favorite Dr. Geek is looking to interview some geek girls for research and I thought you might be able to help! http://wp.me/p2EpB5-wq If you have time, I’m sure she’d appreciate it! 🙂

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