Life, milestones

Twenty-Six

Tomorrow is my 26th Birthday. For the last six years I have been posting on this blog, the day before my birthday, reflecting on the year that has passed. In the 365 days that have flown by since my last post, a lot in my life has changed. In my post '25', I was nearly… Continue reading Twenty-Six

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Experience

Cross-Stitch To Calm

Two months ago, I decided to start doing a craft. I've always wanted to cross-stitching, so I bought myself a sewing box, a selection of threads and material, I was ready to get started. For someone who hasn't done cross-stitching before, I found it a little overwhelming. The patterns I found were too complicated and… Continue reading Cross-Stitch To Calm

Experience, Life

Why I Had To Walk Away From Teaching.

Teaching has broken me. I remember the excitement, the childlike giddiness I felt when I first walked into the classroom as a volunteer a few years ago. I loved working with the children and as I watched the teacher at the front, I knew that I wanted to do that too. Make a difference to… Continue reading Why I Had To Walk Away From Teaching.

Writer's Life, Writerly Musings

NANOWRIMO 2018

I think you have to be a special kind of crazy to attempt NaNoWriMo during your first year of teaching. Well, I think I might just be the right amount of crazy to attempt it. I completed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2014. I wrote 50,000 words in one month. I wrote my first… Continue reading NANOWRIMO 2018

Writer's Life

For The Love Of Writing.

Today I wrote a short story, for fun! This may sound like a simple task for a writer, as writer's write, right? Well, I did write A LOT once upon a time. I had notebooks full of ideas, I had motivation to put pen to paper and I really enjoyed the craft of writing fiction… Continue reading For The Love Of Writing.

milestones

Twenty Five

Tomorrow I turn 25. I like to reflect on my life when it's my birthday. It's the perfect time to see how my life has changed in one year and it also gives me a chance to express my gratitude for the amazing things in my life. When I wrote my last birthday post, I… Continue reading Twenty Five

Lists

24 Life Lessons In 24 Years

Life is full of lessons. Some of them we learn early on in our lives whilst others take a certain amount of time, a varied amount of experiences or many mistakes to accomplish. During my twenty-four years of life I have realised that there is still so much to learn about this crazy thing we… Continue reading 24 Life Lessons In 24 Years

milestones

Twenty-Four

So tomorrow is my twenty-fourth birthday. If I could use one word to reflect on the year that has passed between my twenty-third birthday and now, it would be strength. I have found a strength that helps me to get back up when I fall. I have found an inner strength to do what I… Continue reading Twenty-Four

Reviews

‘Lion’ Film Review

One of the greatest films I have seen in years, the gorgeous and captivating tale of finding your way back home, Dev Patel stars as the Indian orphan Saroo, who uses Google Earth to find his way back to the family he lost at the age of five. Based on a true story, Lion begins… Continue reading ‘Lion’ Film Review