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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Oops, It’s Been a While

Hi, hello my lovely shining stars (how on brand). I’ve been very MIA recently. Before I jump straight into yet another rant-based blog post, let me just apologise. I realise that nobody is sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the next instalment of my quarter life crisis, or eagerly awaiting that little wordpress notification, but each time I go big lengths of time without posting or writing, I feel really bad. I wish I come up with another, more eloquent, way to phrase this but in a nutshell, I just feel bad. Anyway, lets try not to dwell on that too much; I’m here! I’m back! And I’m writing again – hooray! I guess we should have a catch up.

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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 »

New Year, New Writing – How Exciting

Hi, hello, howdy, me again. Oh, what’s that? It’s 2019 and I haven’t posted on here in 28 days? Niiiice. Lets just ignore the fact that it’s pretty much been a month since I last wrote anything, and that we’re now almost a week into the new year, shall we? Nevertheless, I hope you all had wonderful festive celebrations whatever you got up to. I won’t drag this intro out for much longer, for all of our sake’s, I’m just going to jump head first into this little writing update.
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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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A love letter to autumn

All over the place doesn’t even begin to illustrate how I’ve been feeling these past couple of weeks. Ooooh b*tch, the mental health game is playing a hard one right now. I’m trying to steer as far away as I can from a depressive pity party though, because A) I’ve had enough of them B) nobody will benefit from it and C) in the long run it’ll only make matters worse. Instead I am focussing my brain on all the positive goings on in my life right now: like autumn. Oh yes thats right, my favourite time of the year has arrived. September 23rd rolled around (the first official day of autumn) and there was a crispness in the air, leaves appeared more golden overnight, cosy jumpers, scarves and coats called to me as I got ready for work and I emerged from my dwelling a brand new, shining, autumn goddess.
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Thoughts from a cafe: feeling like an adult

A few weeks ago my cousin and auntie (not blood related) came up to stay for a few days. On the first day, after my cousin and me had finished a ghost tour and were walking back to the car, we were reflecting on how long it had been since we had last seen each other. As we were talking and semi-reminiscing (a term I use loosely because there isn’t much to reminisce on) she paused and asked me how old I was, “I’m 20” I replied, she looked at me in a kind of shock and said “Woah, its been ages, you’re like… an adult now“. At the time I brushed this statement away with the kind of jokey laughter you do when you’re at work and having a polite conversation with a customer, but since then, it’s been pretty stuck in my head.
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