Lost Twenty-Something on Lockdown sounds like a pretty shit movie, huh? Yet somehow this has become our actual lives. I’m finding real life so unbelievably surreal. Perhaps it’s because I write fairly apocalyptic fiction—I have not set myself up to be in the best frame of mind about all this! I listen for something from … Continue reading Lost Twenty-Something on Lockdown
OK, so I should post something to let you know I’m still alive and kicking. I’M ALIIIIIIIVE. Life got crazy for a while. It still is crazy. My head’s full to the brim and I feel frantic pretty much always with how desperately I want this Edinburgh move to work. Please, let it work. My … Continue reading A Life Update and AWOL Explanation
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?
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
At the end of the year I have the tendency to focus on what I haven’t achieved. There will inevitably be a few days where I feel down and locked into thinking about what didn’t go right this year. On paper I’ve gone back several places in 2018 and it kinda sucks when it comes … Continue reading My Best Bits of 2018
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
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
Summer is well and truly underway now, we’re all sick of the heat, but a lot of people are jetting off to even hotter climes. So, with solo travel happening more and more, here are my top tips to remaining safe. Act confident. The key to success in many environments is to fake it until … Continue reading 5 Tips for Travelling Alone