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
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’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
As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, it’s important to look towards the way ahead. The other weeks of the year where most people, and the media, aren’t paying attention to mental health, but mental illness ploughs forth regardless. Remember to keep checking in with those close to you, ask if they're OK, … Continue reading Moving Ahead: Mental Health Awareness Week
A Danielle Steel interview made the rounds last week. In this interview she claimed to work twenty-two hours a day. Now, I have serious doubts about the truth of this to be honest, but what got me was the amount of people applauding her for her ‘work ethic’. Hmm. Two hours of sleep (presuming she … Continue reading The Importance of Rest: Mental Health Awareness Week
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is bodies. Which, especially in this era of mass media, is incredibly relevant. I’ve spoken before about my own self-confidence struggles. As I grow older I seem to hate my body more and more. The only part of me I’m OK with is my hair. A … Continue reading My Day of Self-Care and Relinquishing Control: Mental Health Awareness Week
For as far back as I remember I’ve been afraid. Not in an oh god, there’s a spider kind of way (although, why anything needs eight legs and eyes is still beyond me), but a constant bubble of nerves beneath my skin. Sometimes it rises into full pre-interview fear, often for no discernible reason, and … Continue reading My Anxious Life: Mental Health Awareness Week
I must begin with an apology for not posting in almost a month (WTF Rebecca?!), but the reason for being absent is also the reason I’m back—mental health. As you may know it’s currently mental health awareness week, and as mental health impacts our lives on a daily basis I’ve decided to post every day … Continue reading Battling a Lack of Motivation: Mental Health Awareness Week