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!
Despite being what a teen novel would refer to as plain, I’ve never been shy of taking a risk. Or of doing things on my own. Frankly, I got tired of people standing me up. If I wanted to do the things, well, I had to just pull up my socks and crack on alone. … Continue reading Taking Risks and Influencing…Myself?
I thought I’d mix it up this week and go for something less heavy. As you probably know by now I fulfil all the Cornish stereotypes and work in a pasty shop. In fact, I’ve been working in customer service since I was thirteen. So I’ve heard enough blood boiling bullshit to fill hundreds of … Continue reading 10 Things Pissing Off Shop Assistants (This One Specifically)
I’ve hinted at this a lot over the past few weeks but it’s always been distant. A thought in my head as opposed to a concrete decision. Now, though, I’m laying out the details. I'm moving to Edinburgh on the 15th of October (cue panic!). Since I first visited Edinburgh in 2015 I’ve wanted to … Continue reading I’m Moving to Edinburgh!
We all want to do something we love. If we achieve that we’ll never work a day in our lives, right? So they say. The reality for most of us, though, is we often don’t get much of a choice. We need to do what pays the rent and those jobs are rarely in line … Continue reading Losing Your Identity to the Rat Race
When talking about clothes shopping the expectation is always to go into the newest trendy shop, right? We never see influencer YouTube hauls from charity shops. Partly, I imagine, because it isn’t considered glamorous. When you own up to buying clothes in charity shops the response used to be a nose wrinkle and a quip … Continue reading Let’s Talk Second-Hand
I was speaking to a young mother at work the other day who wanted to set up a clothing business. She had the skills, the materials, and a full business plan. A very marketable one too. But with being a mum and work she simply didn’t have the time, or marketing knowledge, to add a … Continue reading Following a Dream Alongside Full-Time Work (Or Trying To!)
I’ve been looking forward to YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) ever since last year when I was scrolling through pictures online and feeling as though I was missing out. As the months ticked by I got even more excited to see my writer friends in their natural habitats. But it arrived with a bittersweet feeling. … Continue reading Behind My Filters at YALC
I attended a concert the other week, and during the warm-up act everyone was told to stand, clap, raise their hands, and have a grand ol’ time. Whilst the people around me clearly wanted to stand—they were shuffling in their seats as if to rise—all of them looked around, saw others weren’t standing, and remained … Continue reading Make Memories Don’t Tick Boxes
Today I turn twenty-seven and, honestly, I can’t help feeling I should have some ducks in my row by now. I’m aware twenty-seven is young. I’ve heard every single way of someone telling me I’m still young. But it actually annoys the heck out of me. Can you maybe not invalidate my fears by patronisingly … Continue reading You Don’t Need Everything Sorted by Thirty: And Other Patronising Life Advice I Hate