Notes on resilience

"It hurts to struggle, to reach for things that you might not yet be able to meet... When will I be enough? All I can do is keep writing, keep meeting my ideas and my words with an openness that I encourage in others and struggle to find in myself."

Essay 4th May 2022

Olivia Fitzsimons

Olivia Fitzsimons is from Northern Ireland and now lives in Wicklow. Her debut novel The Quiet Whispers Never Stop is published by John Murray.