Why Stormzys ‘Blinded By Your Grace PT2’ is Such a Great Song.

Stormzy is a powerhouse artist thriving in the music industry right now. Someone that can be rightfully and deservedly referred to as an ‘Artist’. With his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer ( a review of which can be found here) he positioned himself as a real talent, unafraid to share his deepest feelings and…

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…

Avalon – Gabrielle Aplin | E.P Review

As I first mentioned in my post From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin, with each release, Gabrielle Aplin provides us with a new feeling of musical growth. Avalon continues this tradition, with an almost transformational atmosphere of freedom. Our first official introduction to Gabrielle’s new release was the song Waking Up…

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…

The Get Down: Empowering Art With Optimism and Honesty

Last year I got the all-too-familiar Netflix email saying a new TV show had been added. That TV show was The Get Down. It sounded interesting and I liked the idea, so I gave it a chance. Series 1 was great, it was enjoyable. I thought to myself “here is a show I can watch,…

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…