Leonie Jonk


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Designer & Illustrator with a burnout. I write fiction, the odd tech or design article & I write about my personal struggle with Burnout.

Joined 06 January 2019.

Total writing: 46 days.

Total word count: 21939 words (476 words on average per post)

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Uber lay-offs

1 week ago, for day 254 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

Today I ran across a tweet asking for the community to reach out to the talented people affected. By what? That wasn’t clear. After reading the responses I learned that Uber has apparently laid off 435 people worldwide in order to re-organise their organisation to fit their vision. [Uber lays...

Flowers ❃

4 weeks ago, for day 236 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

Throughout my life, I've gotten flowers on many occasions. I do not mean that as a brag but as a simple statement of fact. I've received flowers for the hope of romance, from want to be or current lovers. I've received apology flowers, the kind that is only given to...

A tale of human folly

1 month ago, for day 215 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

Gather round, gather round and let me tell you a tale of human folly. First, let me introduce you to this little guy. Doesn’t he seem like a nice little caterpillar? Being all cute & fuzzy-like. It is a lie. This little beast has been a serious plague in...

An unusual friendship (2)

2 months ago, for day 188 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

This story is part of a series. Read the previous one here. Apparently, the boys were 'on the spectrum'. Marjory didn't know what the spectrum was or what it meant to be on it, but she could read the room just fine. Mom didn't like her new friends. This...

An unusual friendship

2 months ago, for day 187 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

This is the introduction to another tiny story plucked straight from a dream I had last week. The dream had a whole lot more of the story but I'll have to add the rest later. I'd love to hear what you think ^_^ She was eleven years old when...

Dream Stories 1

2 months ago, for day 179 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

Some people say there's nothing less interesting than listening to someone recite their dreams. I beg to differ. Not only are they often strange and intriguing, in some cases stories pop out ready to roll in a dream. I had two of these this week and I thought I'd share...

A new day

3 months ago, for day 148 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

We are nothing if not resilient. Yesterday we felt we were moving towards a gloomy future, today we feel like we just might turn it into a bright one. The fatigue seems to have left me and now I am the normal amounts of tired for a day of activity....

When a door opens who opens the window?

3 months ago, for day 147 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

It feels like I always sit down to write something here when I'm either feeling bad or inspired. I wish that today I could say that I have some kind of inspiration porn to write about. Something like "I decided to go for it two days ago and I'm already...

Time heals all wounds

3 months ago, for day 145 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

Yesterday morning I felt like a sorry shell of a human. I felt defeated. Disheartened. Utterly despondent. But as time did it's thing, ticking away the minutes and the hours, I could feel a change coming over me. My brain was slowly picking away at the threads that held defeat...

Crush your dreams

3 months ago, for day 144 by Leonie Jonk πŸ’˜

For the past 2 or so months, I've been relatively stable. This is an incredible achievement because I haven't been stable for such a stretch in a very long time and because before you can start recovering from a burnout, you need to find stability. In your life and in...

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