Let’s talk about: loneliness

Loneliness is a funny old entity. One which we commonly associate with a lack of social contact or no social contact whatsoever. Of being Alone. And yet the reality is there are times when loneliness can strike when you are not alone but surrounded by people. It’s a horrible feeling to have to feel all alone in a sea of people. To feel so disconnected from … Continue reading Let’s talk about: loneliness

Some practical tips for getting through #NaNoWriMo

  A little bit of a different post today but as it’s over the halfway point of NaNoWriMo now and I’m mostly to be found squirrelled away with my laptop I thought that I’d share some practical tips about how to help you through NaNoWriMo if you’re attempting it too. Similarly, if you frequently write a lot, be it for work or school or for … Continue reading Some practical tips for getting through #NaNoWriMo

30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

On my final day of being 30, I thought it would be a fun idea to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt thus far or the things that have really been reaffirmed in this past year. Age is just a freaking number! Being in your thirties is nothing to freak out about. Heck, it can even be enjoyable. You still won’t feel like … Continue reading 30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

One of the biggest things to learn on your journey of self-love (yes, I know corny as heck, or what?) and one of the best places to start is identifying who it is that you are. Because if you don’t know who you are, how can you love who you are? Know what makes you, you? Now, of course, this is not set in stone … Continue reading I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

  For this next instalment of my lessons in self-love mini-series, I wanted to talk about the importance of taking charge of your own happiness. Sounds simple. right? But it’s surprising how many of us place our balls of happiness in other peoples courts. For example, are we truly happy within ourselves or are we happy because we’re relying on other people to make us happy? And … Continue reading Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

Lessons in self love: Practicing gratitude

Love, it’s sort of a big deal, isn’t it? Whether that be romantic love or the love we have for our friends and family. Even a love for life. But one kind of love that often gets neglected is self-love. Perhaps because it’s not seen as important as other kinds of love or we somehow get the wrong idea and think it’s arrogant. However, we … Continue reading Lessons in self love: Practicing gratitude

Be an enthusiast in life

I saw this quote the other week and it resonated so much that I immediately knew that I wanted to write a post influenced by it. Because if there’s one thing life has taught me, it’s that life is far from predictable. What’s more, it can be short and oh so precious. So my personal belief is that it’s really important that we make the … Continue reading Be an enthusiast in life

Primark Haul (September 2017)

So, let’s just say I’ve been feeling like treating myself quite a bit recently. I might even have said “It’s been a tough year!” whilst putting a pair of boots in my basket, and heck it really has been. Personally, I love watching Primark hauls on YouTube or stalking #Primark on Instagram, I think they’re a great way of finding out what’s in store particularly … Continue reading Primark Haul (September 2017)