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?
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 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!
The other week a person I admired, thought of as a friend, went on a spree of meme sharing. But not the funny sort. Not to me, anyway. These memes all said if you still lived with your parents over twenty-five you were a massive failure and a waste of space. One of them mentioned … Continue reading Why is Living at Home in Your Twenties STILL Seen as Failure?
I said this would be my year, the year I got at least one duck in my row, but alas it isn't. Surprise! My mum told me today there's no way I'm going to have the money to move out in the next three months. No way I'd get one of the thousands of jobs … Continue reading I Said This Would Be My Year
As of this week I’m back working in customer service. It’s coming into the season here in Cornwall (Easter break!) so a few part time positions have come up around the village. I really didn’t want to go back to shop work, if I’m honest, but I’ve found it a huge relief. Whilst selling pasties … Continue reading Dear Customer
When I was trying to come up with something to write about today I couldn’t think of a damn thing. After a lot of mental straining the only word that came to mind was helpless because that’s how I’ve spent a long time feeling. Helpless is how I would describe my mood today. I did … Continue reading Battling Dragons and Climbing Mountains
When I published my post about money last week [you can check it out here if you haven’t already] I expected backlash. In my overactive imagination companies far and wide would somehow get my number to inform me I was on every blacklist in the land. Angry mobs of rich people would turn up with gold … Continue reading An Overdue Discussion About Being a Working-Class Millennial
We live in a world where mentioning money can take you out the running for a job. Fact. It’s happened to me. Mention the word ‘salary’ in a job interview and wait for the hissed intake of breath, the knowing glance at a colleague, and the vague non-answer. You can almost see them mentally scratch … Continue reading Why We Need Money & Why I’m Done Apologising for It
I didn’t write last week because I took a week-long social media break to enjoy my holiday in Belgium. As soon as I boarded the ferry I stuck my phone on aeroplane mode and used it solely as a camera for six gloriously days. No texts, no likes, no DMs, no calls (I only get … Continue reading My Disconnected Week