I’m Going to University

Okay, so that’s a title I never thought I’d write. Not only because it’s something I’m still trying to process, but also because I wanted to click-bait this post in an attempt to make it seem marginally more interesting, but I quickly found out that I’m not very good at that – it is an art form that I just don’t have the knack for. I’m sorry but I won’t be showing you my drafts, it’s better that way for the both of us. Anyway hi, hello, welcome back. I guess I have a lot to update the internet on.
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Patio Table Typing

The UK is currently experiencing a heat wave, today (29th June) is the hottest day of the year so far, hitting 30 degrees (I’m gonna need all the US readers to sit down, this is scorching for us measly Brits). I – a person who despises heat and all the bugs that come along with it – have somehow found myself sitting outside at the patio table. Granted, I have a giant parasol up so not even a millimetre of the suns rays are touching my bare skin – but compared to earlier years, this is progress. As I was sitting here listening to the gentle wind brushing through the trees, the kids playing, aka screaming, in the distance, and the idiot who just started to mow his lawn (why?!), I found my mind wondering more than I would’ve liked. I then realised I haven’t blogged in over a month, so I thought I’d combine the two, pop my head back into my small corner and write about a few things, life n such – so hi, sit back, lets begin.
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Keep Time Ticking By

Hi all, oh heck its been another short while – oops. Today I am coming at you with another intermittent sort of post; I’m still not 100% back into writing, or myself, so whilst things continue to mess up my escape-less mind in quite an overwhelming fashion, I don’t feel completely right putting that energy out into the world, you know? So, instead of the regulatory mind dump that has become expected in these parts, today I thought i’d talk about a couple of things that I’ve been liking recently.
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An Intermittent Update

Hi all. Looks like after 40-ish days of hiding, I’m finally crawling out of my little dark pit to rear my very pale ghost-like self at you, albeit briefly. I guess that’s maybe not the nicest analogy to start off this post, but, it’s a start nonetheless… Hi. I’m sure you’ve all been nervously wondering where I’ve been as of late (not), but don’t worry, I’m still here. I miss writing. I’ve been struggling to put together a cohesive post for over a week now; writing is usually something I can rely on to escape and alleviate my busy mind – not having this recently has been disheartening, to say the least. I feel like I don’t have a whole lot to say at the moment, a difficult mental patch has riddled me empty, paranoid, and uninspired – this introduction has been an endeavour in itself. However, a wise woman said to me recently: “just because you can’t do something now, doesn’t mean that’s the end” so, instead of giving up, or forcing myself to put “X” amount of rusty words down onto paper (digital paper, of course), I thought for now I’d just share some photos that I’ve taken recently that I quite like, and a small list of positives I’m keeping my mind pinned to. Hope you don’t mind.

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What’s Your Favourite Film?

What’s your favourite film? I was posed this question the other day, last night to be exact. I have been posed it multiple times in the past by the same person, and various other people, and without fail I always react the same way: “oooo gosh, I have no idea”. As a former film student and self proclaimed film lover, I’m extremely embarrassed by this answer; I thought I was getting better with my indecisiveness, clearly not. Problem is, I like so many films for so many different, personal and technical reasons – how do you choose just ONE? Please, decisive people, teach me your ways! I’m sick of having an existential crisis every day! Anyway, in an attempt to curve this debilitating issue, I thought I’d try narrow down at least 3 films that I totally adore. So without further ado, here are my “top 3” (maybe… I still haven’t decided yet) favourite films and why I like them.
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Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work

Last week I had 3 days off work. I travelled to Birmingham and then to Sheffield to see The 1975. Seeing them has been a long time coming, and after countless people told me that I would adore every second, they still exceeded all my expectations. I get goose bumps when I watch the footage back on my phone, it feels like a distant fantasy; bopping to Girls, belting out Love It if we made it and silently weeping during Somebody Else, all whilst being in awe of the stunning visuals in an arena full of people who are there for exactly the same reason.Read More »

Working 9 to 5 (kind of)

Hi lovely lot, long time no blog. It’s been a hot minute since I wrote anything, let alone simply opened WordPress to have a quick read. Normally this is the part that I would apologise for lack of posting, and say something along the lines of “I promise I won’t wait so long next time!” or “don’t worry, normal service will resume shortly!” but this time, you won’t catch me saying either of the sort. Life has changed dramatically since I last posted; for those of you that come back each time and nosy in on my little life (I’m not sure why, but nevertheless I appreciate every single one of you), you may remember me mentioning that I got myself a full time job, well, this week I started that job. I have a desk, my own phone extension, a calendar that people request to see, a hideous ID badge photo (which I’m told is normal), and I go to meetings and meet important people making real decisions – It’s been one heck of a culture shock and I’m the most overwhelmed that I’ve been in a long time, but I think it’s going okay (can you tell I’m trying not to jinx it?).
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Being Assertive – I Need to Work on it

Since my last post I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reflecting, about life and my general presence on this here earth, and one thing I’ve realised is that currently I am the least assertive and decisive I have ever been in my 20 years of existence. I don’t remember a time that I could confidently say which restaurant I want to eat at; I have completely recoiled into myself and you’ll be happy to know that I am now aware, and very sick of it (my friends and family cheer in the background having suffered through my indecisiveness for many years). I’ve been doing a bit of research on how to change and live a more decisive life, and I thought I’d share my findings. Let’s go on this journey together, shall we?
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Life Coming Together

Hi. If I were to say to you now that I had some form of a plan for this post, I would be lying to you. I wish I did, alas, I don’t. Unlike usual though, I actually have semi-interesting things to talk about and update the internet on, so my assigned FBI agent can get the full low-down on my life, it’s just getting those things into cohesive sentences that I’m struggling with today. Thats the problem with writing – your best creations happen when you try the least (well, thats what I find anyway).
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Pumpkin Picking on a Windy Day

Hello my glorious autumn pixies, I’ve rewritten the intro to this post an embarrassing amount of times and I’m really not sure why I’m struggling with it so much (clearly I’m going insane, there’s no other explanation). Last weekend was my first weekend off work in a long time, so naturally full advantage was taken and we went pumpkin picking – and it would’ve been diabolical if I didn’t take my camera along with me. I love this time of year, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that very much (my “Love Letter to Autumn” post does a little wave in the background) but I really do and looking through photos like these fills me with pure joy and comfort, so I hope they do the same for you.
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