Category: Personal

Life Lately #7

Life Lately #7

March is drawing to a close, and I don’t know why, but its seemed like a really long month to me! Maybe because it feels like one of those months where I’ve done virtually nothing of interest, so I think I really need to make a concerted effort in April to actually get out and do things, especially as the weather is really looking up. I have a week booked off work for my birthday in about three weeks anyway, so I’m really looking forward to that, and hopefully I can make some interesting plans! It would have been nice to… Read more »

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Being OK With Being An Introvert

Being OK With Being An Introvert

Let’s face it: the world really isn’t geared towards introverts. From school onwards we’re subconsciously taught that being outgoing, outspoken and sociable is preferable to being quiet, reserved and needing that all-important alone time. From the emphasis on group work in classrooms, to the unspoken rule of ‘the more friends you have, the better you are’ that exists in the school yard, we’re immediately taught that being extroverted is ‘better’. I certainly can’t have been the only one who was constantly getting ‘needs to contribute more in class’ scribbled across their school reports, anyway! Or whose parents were told at every Parent’s Evening that… Read more »

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Life Lately #6

Life Lately #6

So I’m back with another life update, and I really hope you’ve all had a wonderful February (it’s looking like these updates are going to be a monthly thing, so I’m just going to go with it!)! I don’t know about you, but February seems to have been a much better month than January, in part because of the gradually improving weather (if you ignore the major blip that was Storm Doris, the other day!) and my far higher productivity levels. Not to mention the fact that I just had a week off work, which I think I really needed. Not… Read more »

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Life Lately #5

Life Lately #5

I’m back with one of my infrequent updates! I can’t believe January is nearly over already! Whilst Christmas now seems like a distant memory, this month has seemed to fly by at the same time, although I can’t say I’m sad to see the back of it. I always find January to be quite a gloomy month, and this one has been no exception. For one thing the weather has been very cold and dreary here in England (more so then usual!), and whilst every year I hope for snow, yet again it’s just been rain, rain, and more rain…. Read more »

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Best of 2016 (and my 2017 Resolutions!)

Best of 2016 (and my 2017 Resolutions!)

2016 is rapidly drawing to a close, and as a whole, I think the world will breath a huge sigh of relief when 2017 dawns! It’s been a strange and turbulent year, from the huge shocks that were Brexit and Donald Trump becoming President, to the horrible acts of violence you see everyday on the news and a multitude of sad and shocking celebrity deaths. However, all that comes as a strange contrast to me, as on a personal level this has been a pretty good year. There have been ups and downs, and a lot has changed for me this year,… Read more »

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Life Lately #4

Life Lately #4

It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these posts! Although I guess I’ve been kind of lazy all round in terms of blogging this month: it’s certainly gone downhill from my super productive November. As I imagine is the case for most people, the lead up to Christmas has been pretty hectic. Despite my best efforts, I ended up leaving a lot of my Christmas shopping a lot later than I would have liked, and as I work on a supermarket delicatessen it gets crazy busy around this time of year! All I want to do these days… Read more »

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Are you a serial hobbyist?

Are you a serial hobbyist?

Over my lifetime, I’ve had a fair share of wide ranging (and sometimes unusual) hobbies, the only two of which I’ve ever really stuck with being reading and writing. I don’t know what it is about me, but I have a tendency to suddenly become super excited about a random new hobby, and then drop it just as quickly when I either A. realise I’m no good at it, or B. just become bored with it. There’s even a bit of a running joke in my family about me and my mad ideas. My mum tends to humour me and… Read more »

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Life Lately #3

Life Lately #3

  Life: It seems like so long since I’ve done one of these posts! Probably because whilst things have been pretty hectic recently, it hasn’t been for any particularly interesting reason. Work has just been crazy due to us being super understaffed, and I’ve been busy trying to sort out moving in with my boyfriend. Whilst it’ll be lovely when we’re all moved in and sorted, actually finding somewhere and dealing with all the boring, admin stuff is just such a pain! Not to mention Christmas is now creeping up on the horizon, which means I’m really going to have… Read more »

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How do you stay inspired?

How do you stay inspired?

Recently, I’ve just been feeling so uninspired. I’ve only really been posting once a week on here due to my lack of motivation, and reading itself has seemed a chore at times. Plus my novel writing has yet again ground to a halt: it literally feels like every time I say ‘hey, my novel is going well!’, I’m bound to lose the plot almost immediately. I’m not even entirely sure what the problem is. Maybe it’s just because it’s been a stressful couple of weeks with one thing or another (job interviews, family stuff, life decision stuff, etc.), or maybe it’s… Read more »

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