• General,  Lifestyle

    My Voice In The Fight For Choice

    Every day I make choices. Do I have the Cornflakes or Granola? Do I wear jeans or leggings? Should I go on that date or not? What does my body want today? Turns out, 22 years of decision making has made me a pro. With these decisions, the final say will always come down to me. It doesn’t matter if my friend recommends Cheerios or if the whole world thinks I would look better in a skirt. I trust my own decisions. My body, my choice. I am currently sitting in my bedroom, tearing up reading women’s experiences with abortion. The reason for the tears that are filling my eyes…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    A Letter To My Teenage Heart

    Dear fragile heart, I know you’re young, I am too. You think everything is the end of the world when really it hasn’t even started. At this point you’re probably pretending to love the taste of vodka even though you’re secretly hoping to be back home drinking tea with your dad by half 12. You probably think your dress clings in all the wrong places and you think you’re the only young woman in the world to have randomly developed stretch marks. Don’t worry, you’re not. You’re worried about next year and your life purpose. Go to college if you genuinely want to go to college, but don’t feel you…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    The Journey To Acceptance

    Life is a strange thing, one minute you feel like you’re watching every part of your life go down the toilet, and the next minute you just feel completely filled with a sense of contentment. One of the biggest challenges we have to face in life is acceptance. Over time, we have to stop dwelling and just accept things as they are. I have said it before and I will say it again – everything happens for a reason. You can waste your life being a dweller or you can just get on with things. Don’t worry it’s not just you, I am such a dweller. I spend so much…

  • Humour,  Lifestyle

    The Soulmate Search

    Watching Sex and the City while eating endless slices of toast only ever ends one way: Making me question everything. While the ladies dined and pondered over soulmates, I began to ponder the same topic. Do soulmates really exist? I think so. Sure, sometimes when you’re drowning in pink gin it can be hard to distinguish between the prince charming’s and the not-so-charming but I firmly believe that there is at least one perfect person for everyone. Maybe we have a few soulmates incase one gets lost along the way, or maybe they all get lost, who knows. I do believe we’re all destined to meet these people at different…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    For Fenella

    When I think about my younger self I can distinctly remember a nervous little girl who didn’t say much. Fast forward to now, years later, and sure some of the nerves are still there, but they are running alongside one hell of a powerful voice. The comparisons between these two girls are plenty – Big eyebrows, a love of writing, a heart full of passion and the huge likelihood to trip over and fall into pools of water. I may not have children to nurture just yet, but I can still nurture that little girl. I will always need to care for myself. This little girl will be within me…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    The Ending Of Something

    Considering I actually felt sad waking up from a dream last night where I was dating The Weeknd, I think it’s safe to say my love life has been fairly rocky lately. On a recent trip out and about, I spotted a familiar man in the distance. It was one of those on/off/yes/no situations that silly old me would normally jump straight into, but this time was different. I don’t know if it was the decision of my guardian angel or my own common sense kicking in, but I stood there for a moment, thought for a second, and then did a complete U-turn. There is nothing wrong with this…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    Moments In Time

    I don’t think we meet people by accident. Sure, not everybody comes with the intention to stay, but I believe everyone we meet has a purpose. As I am typing this, I am listening to an album from 2009. This album was introduced to me by an old friend… where is she now? I am not sure. She was not meant to be a permanent fixture in my life but I still thank her, even if the main thing she brought into my life was this album, filling a quiet night some years later. The lyrics of the song might remind me of another person in my life, another person…

  • Lifestyle

    The Beauty Of Inspiration

    A few days ago, on a normal Friday, I found myself talking about the simple importance of inspiration. “Inspiration is a big word, tell me more about that” said the man who was leading this discussion. He was right, it is a big word. In fact, it is so big that it takes up a huge portion of our lives. As I am writing this in my home, a rural cottage surrounded by silence bar the noise of the roaring fire and a snoring Shih Tzu, inspiration is everywhere. It is in photos – The smiling graduation photo of my sister, the photos of both my Grandfathers (one of whom…

  • Humour,  Lifestyle

    My 24 Hours Without The Kettle

    I woke up at 8:25am on a much anticipated Monday morning. I stayed in bed listening to the start of the howling wind until the words “Feeeee, tea!” made my body get up and hurry down the stairs, similarly to a child on Christmas morning. I sipped away like I would any other day and stared out of the window at the darkening skies and swaying trees. As I took my final sip, and this was actually final, unlike many others I always finish every bit of my cup of tea, even the last drop. So, as I took this final sip I placed the mug on the tea-stained coffee…

  • Lifestyle

    The Unexpected Darkening Of My Brightest Days

    This is my third attempt at writing this blog post. I have never been afraid to write a post for my blog, until now, and even at that I don’t know if this will even get posted. However, when I discovered that today is World Mental Health Day I felt it was important to share my story because I believe every story, no matter how big or small, is an important story… So here goes. I guess I don’t know when it all started, I just woke up one morning and realised this lingering sadness wasn’t going away. I rolled over and checked my phone hoping no one had contacted…