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
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
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 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)
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!)
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’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