Life & Stuff · Poetry

And I’ll Be Fine, Happy Even (poem/journal entry)

*This is a poem, of sorts, but also just a stream of consciousness about the fears and pressures I've faced lately...* We'll find a house and make it our home. Draped in cosy comforts that feel like ours. It'll be tiring and imperfect but we'll make it work. And I'll be fine, happy even, just… Continue reading And I’ll Be Fine, Happy Even (poem/journal entry)

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Why I’m Afraid of Commitment

I've always been scared of commitment in my adulthood. Committing to university, jobs, story ideas, people, plans... It's all scary! I wanted to list some of the main reasons I'm scared of commitment because I got engaged on Christmas Day and this resulted in so much anxiety due to my fear of commitment! (Don't worry,… Continue reading Why I’m Afraid of Commitment

Life & Stuff · Podcast & Videos

Afraid of 2021 – Decide what’s a big deal & break things way down (podcast)

Happy New Year and welcome 2021! Today I want you to think about and decide what is actually worthy of your stress, worries, and focus this new year. To take the pressure off because nothing is perfect or predictable - 2020 taught us that, at least. PrioritiesAnxietyChoiceSocietal pressuresValues and importanceMinimising Click to play! xx

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Goal Ideas Based On Different Categories of Life (Self-Growth and Intentions)

Firstly, let me say that I put goals because everyone knows what goals are but I tend to veer from this idea lately. Goals feel like to-dos that you tick off or beat yourself up for not ticking off. Instead, I prefer the words intentions or ideas or vibes or themes or focuses. Something to… Continue reading Goal Ideas Based On Different Categories of Life (Self-Growth and Intentions)

Life & Stuff · Reviews

My Book Stats of the Year

Completed a total of 45 books! Non-fiction: 15 Fiction: 30 Fantasy: 20 (including sci-fic and dystopian) Contemporary: 10 Adult: 5 Middle-grade: 6 Young Adult: 14 Poetry: 2 Non-white authors: 13 Self-help/developmental: 10 Educational: 4 Favourite read: (Fic) Knife of Never Letting Go (Non-Fic) Sacred Powers Kindle reads: 17 Physical copies: 23 Audiobooks: 5, 42.61 hours… Continue reading My Book Stats of the Year

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My achievements and life changes in 2020

Finished my first year of part-time Open University with a 2:1 overall (on a creative writing module) Changed jobs to become a Teaching Assistant at a senior school, working with children who have special educational needs Read just over 40 books (highest number ever!) Completed the first draft of a new story/novel (75,000 word manuscript)… Continue reading My achievements and life changes in 2020

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100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal

Eat more vegetarian mealsGo to America (Biden's America!) Go to EurooeGo to AsiaGo to South America Go to AfricaGo to OceaniaRedecorate your space Go to a theme park Learn a new skillRun in a race for charity Volunteer abroadVolunteer with animals Volunteer with kidsLearn how to make cocktails Learn how to cook Mexican food Learn… Continue reading 100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal