Be kind. We've been hearing that a lot over the past week and it's a marvel we still need to be reminded. Just be fucking kind. How can it be that hard? But what, pray tell, even is kindness? Is it buying a charity t-shirt that says 'be kind' on but was made in a … Continue reading How To Be Kind
It’s that time of year again. The time where everything is obnoxiously pink and people think snogging while others are eating their damn dinner is fine. I’m perpetually single (big surprise!) and one of the things I get annoyed with is the ‘what a waste’ comment. As if me not falling in love with a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Love: Valentine’s And The Greeks
Right now I’m a walking (sitting) cliche. I’m in front of my iPad and keyboard in a coffee shop with a glass of mint infused water and a falafal wrap on order. Who even am I? What has city life done to me? I can’t afford to be here, I’ll have to cut back in … Continue reading Writers’ Block: The Opposite of an Advice Post
When scrolling through social media at this time of year you’ll find an endless stream of inspirational quotes. Alongside a gallery of filtered selfies from 2010 that leave you wondering how you missed your friend once having deer ears and glitter floating out their eyes. Also, of course, loads of kids have been pretending they … Continue reading Setting Achievable Goals This New Year
What a decade, huh? I've not been climbing rungs in a career ladder, or getting married and having kids, or buying a house. But I have so many memories. Memories I'll cherish forever. I started the decade where my adult life began, where confidence became a thing I actually possessed, and where I found my … Continue reading My Decade in Summary: Love, Laughter, and Something Else Beginning with L
OK, so I should post something to let you know I’m still alive and kicking. I’M ALIIIIIIIVE. Life got crazy for a while. It still is crazy. My head’s full to the brim and I feel frantic pretty much always with how desperately I want this Edinburgh move to work. Please, let it work. My … Continue reading A Life Update and AWOL Explanation
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how the right people seem fated to come into our lives at the exact time we need them. It’s weird, because I don’t think I believe in fate as such, but still there’s been some eerie coincidences. For example, in September 2010, how did I end up getting … Continue reading Friends For Now And Friends Forever
I’ve spoken in previous posts about social media and how it has both a light and a dark side. It’s fantastic for connecting people but it’s also unfathomably addictive. To narrow this discussion down even further, today I’m going to talk specifically about phones. It's how you're reading this right now, isn't it? I only … Continue reading Phones, Social Media, and the #Offline48 Challenge
This is late. Again. I know, I’m the worst. I’m also massively procrastinating because I told myself I’d go out for a run this afternoon BUT I HAVE TO GET EVERYTHING DONE FIRST, OKAY?! I’m also not quite sure where this post is heading. I wrote the word ‘pride’ down in my notes app a … Continue reading Why Are We Never Allowed To Be Proud?
Admittedly, moving to Edinburgh on the week of my period was a bad idea. I felt way more emotions than I otherwise would. I cried on my dog the evening before I left (he didn’t care at all—just sighed and tried to move away). However, despite still feeling emotionally fragile, and after four stages of … Continue reading I Moved to Edinburgh!