I want to write but the words are trapped in my mind. I keep writing and deleting, writing and deleting, writing and deleting. Sometimes writing feels cathartic, other times I look back at what I’ve written and wonder why I wasted my time. So much time that could have been spent doing ~productive~ things. My head aches with the amount it is holding. There are deadlines, conversations I had years ago, emotions, story ideas, plans, memories, what I’m having for dinner and where did I leave the phone charger, but when I sit down at a blank page, I can’t…

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I’m just as unsure as you are about where I was going with today’s title. In the last few months of 2017, I was really unclear about the direction of my blog. I often felt like I was floundering, trying to come up with blog posts ideas that didn’t quite fit what I wanted to write because I felt it was what I¬†should be writing. However, after a refresh over Christmas and a good long planning session, I’ve decided to make a few changes. Maybe I don’t know which direction I’m going in for sure just yet, but I’ll make…

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I recently sat down to plan a novel. After my somewhat successful month of NaNoWriMo, I really wanted to push myself past the 20,000 words I’d already written and write something brand new. I already had a couple of plot ideas floating around in my head and so I started to plan. But barely a few minutes in, I hit a brick wall. Everything I was writing down felt too familiar. I’d fallen into the trap, that creative black hole of ‘it’s all been done before.’ And I finished my very short period of planning feeling deflated, incompetent and honestly,…

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In spite of the bitter cold and gloomy mornings, January is one of my favourite times of year. I love a fresh start and I love preparing for that fresh start in December. Organisation is my thing, truly nothing fills me with the same kind of happiness as a brand new notebook, filled with plans and goals for the future. December is the perfect time to give your life a spring clean and get into action ready for the new year. Start Early Starting before January 1st will really help to get ready for the start of January. The last…

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I’ve always been a questioner. Whilst I’m reasonably good with decisions, big and small, I often ask myself whether I’m following my head or heart. My heart has made some excellent decisions in the past. It has taken me out of my comfort zone, pushed me to become better and helped make some of my more emotional decisions. And just as much as my heart, my head has also helped me get where I am today. It’s often been the voice of reason when I’ve wanted to jump into something too quickly, or helped me figure out exactly what it…

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For the last however many years of my life, I’ve made ridiculous New Year’s Resolutions that I would never have been able to keep, like running a 10k with absolutely no real interest in running one, learning a new language (I think I’ll just stick to the 4 I already know) and visiting new countries (with no income). In 2017 I didn’t make any specific resolutions, instead I chose some vague goals so let’s revisit them and see how I did, shall we? Click here to read my post “Resolving To Be Happy.” 2017’s resolutions were the following: Challenge myself…

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