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.
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
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.
To anyone who reads and follows my blog, I have used Another Beautiful Rhyme as a platform to write about my life and my experiences for the past 8 years. It was initially a blog about my life as an aspiring writer for my university course but quickly became a place where I would freely… Continue reading My Apology.
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
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
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
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
I was reading Writing Magazine a few days ago and came across an article about writer's block. It's something I have always struggled with. I go through phases of no writing at all and I always blame it on writer's block, I either have too many ideas and can't seem to pick one or unfortunately,… Continue reading Writer’s Block Or Life Block?
For 365 days, I have been writing down three things I am grateful for each day and it has had some surprising results. We all know the power gratitude can have. In the darkest times, if you can find at least one thing to be grateful for, even if it is something as simple as… Continue reading 365 Days Of Gratitude.