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
After spending the best part of two days searching for a foundation not packaged in plastic, that would still function as a foundation, I’ve become once again frustrated by how expensive everything ‘sustainable’ is. Especially as a lot of the time eco products are still packaged in plastic no matter how many times their companies … Continue reading The Issue with Sustainability as a Middle-Class Fashion Trend
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
As it’s the US launch today, let’s discuss the thing that’s been ripping apart my world for the last few weeks… Yep, if you follow me on any social channels you’ll know I’m talking about the BBC One (and HBO) drama Years and Years. Damn, that show. Incredibly written, phenomenally acted, and the most poignant … Continue reading Our Future is a Nightmare and I’m Terrified
After watching Nadiya Hussain's fabulous documentary 'Anxiety and Me' I thought it was about darn time I wrote about my experiences with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I visited the doctors the year before last to find out why I felt so wired all the time. Overactive thyroids run in my family so that was my suspicion. … Continue reading My CBT Experience: Mental Health Awareness Week