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February 18, 2016 - Written by:

Fashion and Femininity: I Don’t Give an F


Clothes and I have a very limited relationship. I wear them, they are comfortable, occasionally they sport a colour, but mostly it’s black. I wear form-fitting items seldom, although I am almost always in skinny jeans. I feel uncomfortable in skirts, and the idea of a ‘Marilyn Monroe’ moment fills me with cold shuddering dread. Jumpers are my only accessories.... Read the rest of this post...


February 1, 2016 - Written by:

Why We Should All Take a Leaf Out of a Young Person’s Book


I’m currently at at an age where I’m now considered to be a young adult and no longer seen as a teenager. It feels weird even saying the word adult let alone being  associated with the word. According to society now being an ‘adult’ means I have to be mature in my approach to everything. To be completely honest I know... Read the rest of this post...


December 21, 2015 - Written by:

On Why It’s Never Too Late to Dream Again


This time of year always has me thinking about dreams and goal-setting for the New Year. But what people don’t talk about so much is the importance of picking yourself up after a dream has shattered, and, when that happens, having the courage to dream again. If the loss of a dream has crushed you in the past, this is... Read the rest of this post...


December 8, 2015 - Written by:

The Fear of Failure and How to Use it to Motivate You


Lying side by side in the darkness one evening, at that time of night when we know we should be sleeping but have our most honest conversations, he asked me something he had yet to learn about me: ‘What are you most afraid of? Is it Spiders? Snakes?’ No, I’m not scared of spiders or snakes, although perhaps I ought... Read the rest of this post...


December 7, 2015 - Written by:

6 Things You Should Know About Your Amazing Brain!


I don’t know about you but sometimes I get a bit fed up of all this positive thinking spiel. ‘Let it go’, ‘be happy’, ‘YOLO’, ‘peace mannn’. GAHHHH, STOP TALKING TO ME! Often when I am in the midst of trials in my personal life I can get frustrated with positive mantras because I don’t really see how all these... Read the rest of this post...


November 4, 2015 - Written by:

What Dory Taught Me About Life


Being a Scorpio I can hold a grudge for a long time and it can be incredibly draining. I could quite easily not talk to someone for the rest of my life if they really upset me. Unfortunately grudge-bearing is not compatible with working with teenagers. Teenagers can be frustrating, exasperating and extremely rude for no apparent reason. As much... Read the rest of this post...