Head Stuck In A Book; A Timeline, A Lifeline.

Perhaps is a defining word, it is an all-encompassing, sinful, innocent word. Perhaps is, for me, at the heart of every good book, and at the heart of why my head has been, in one way or another, buried inside the pages of a book for the last 22 years or so. “Perhaps, when I grow older,…

Learning How to Get Up After The Fall Again

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that dark nights and tiredness, demotivation and loneliness are not infinite. We have been told it a thousand times, we read it in magazines, in inspirational quotes, and it sinks in for a brief moment before we forget it all over again. We wake up, struggle, find ourselves heavier…

Saying Goodbye; Reflections on University

It is one thing to tell people I have graduated University, both from my Bachelors and my Master’s degree, that in itself is a terrifying and incredible thing. However, when I sit and deconstruct the years, look over the photos, and understand just how much has happened over four years, that is an entirely different…

Dissertation Dizzy; Trying To Find Balance.

The stress that comes with a dissertation, at whatever level (BA, MA, PHD) is just about as dreadful as my attempt at the tumblr-esque photo that you are regretfully seeing as my featured image. Nevertheless, in both cases, we persevere. First of all I think it is important to inform you all that my day today…

How To Stay Organised and Create A System.

In my last post How To Be Productive When You Feel Broken, I spoke about how to deal with being productive after the effects of a breakdown and panic attack. In this post I’m going to be going over some of my tips and own ways of staying organised and productive before a breakdown has time to occur. Staying…

How To Be Productive When You Feel Broken

There isn’t, and most likely never will be, a straightforward answer to the question “How do I stop myself from falling apart?”. One of the reasons for that is that, and I’m sorry about this, you shouldn’t. That sounds contradictory to the purpose of this post, and possibly a little defeatist but fighting against falling…

Success, Idols and All That Jazz

Success is a funny thing. It comes with a whole host of problems, and discussions. It’s also pretty difficult to talk about in what is effectively between 800-1000 words (my general word count). So imma go ahead and split this post up into titled sections, hopefully making it easier to delve into, and also digest…

How To Be A ‘Creative’ And Deal With Mental Illness

When you’re a creative type of person and you take the decision to pursue a career in one of the many creative sectors, especially those heavily public ones, many will agree that the chances of you suffering some form of mental illness are quite high. That is not to defer anyone from following their dreams,…

Seeking To Understand; Creating To Survive.

The reason creativity and the arts are so important is that they lay the foundations for a personal support network and a fundamentally beautiful way of perceiving the world. Last night I wrote a poem (pictured below) about the reason I write, and the fact without doing so, I would struggle to emotionally survive as…

“To The Fools Who Dream”

Yesterday I experienced two quite life defining things for me: 1. I watched La La Land. 2. I intentionally went to the cinema to watch it alone. Now I’m left inspired, dreams reignited, life reinvigorated. Disclaimer: this post isn’t, as such, soley a review of La La Land yet it may also include some sort-of-but-not-really spoilers and…