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
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
Two years ago I went to see a doctor for anxiety and depression. I was supposed to go back four weeks later but never did. By that point I’d quit my rubbish job and was moving away to study again. Therefore, I put the entire ‘episode’ down to my job. And, sure, it hadn’t helped. … Continue reading The Way Back Down: My Mental Health Story