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
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
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
I’ve spoken in previous posts about social media and how it has both a light and a dark side. It’s fantastic for connecting people but it’s also unfathomably addictive. To narrow this discussion down even further, today I’m going to talk specifically about phones. It's how you're reading this right now, isn't it? I only … Continue reading Phones, Social Media, and the #Offline48 Challenge
Admittedly, moving to Edinburgh on the week of my period was a bad idea. I felt way more emotions than I otherwise would. I cried on my dog the evening before I left (he didn’t care at all—just sighed and tried to move away). However, despite still feeling emotionally fragile, and after four stages of … Continue reading I Moved to Edinburgh!
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!
We all want to do something we love. If we achieve that we’ll never work a day in our lives, right? So they say. The reality for most of us, though, is we often don’t get much of a choice. We need to do what pays the rent and those jobs are rarely in line … Continue reading Losing Your Identity to the Rat Race
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!)
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