Life & Stuff · Mental Health

“Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

These books aren’t all categorised as self-help and I think I agree with Leena Norms on YouTube who said that the genre “self-help” is a little confusing anyway. It’s not really self-help, it’s getting advice and help from someone else! And then using it yourself, which is what we do with anything we read, right?… Continue reading “Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

Life & Stuff · Poetry

Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem

As February comes to a close, Making way for the coming of spring I want you to sing of the dead Black boys and black girls. Gospel and grace holds space for their names Their pain our pain forever ingrained In our hearts, our days, our future Untouched by their feet. Because Black lives always… Continue reading Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem

Life & Stuff · Updates

Sharing Some Good News During This Time of Crisis

In this time of uncertainty and crisis, I thought it might be nice to share some personal good news. It would also be a good idea for you to reflect on any small good things from life so far this year! I'm an aunty! My nephew came into the world at 11pm on 26th January.… Continue reading Sharing Some Good News During This Time of Crisis

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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

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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