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…

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 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…

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,…

These Features Of Mine…

Yesterday my good friend and flatmate Max Moore  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/138404630@N05/) took some new acting head-shots for me. Along with my current change of perspective on many-a-thing brought on seemingly by my entrance into my 20’s last year, it got me thinking further about why it is I speak so frequently of my mixed race, and of my…

“This Is Not A Phase”

find the YOU that makes you sing “This Is Not A Phase”. The version of your identity that makes you want to buy a sticker dictating “This Is Who I Am”. 

Letting Go and Holding On – The Thin Line

First of all my plan for content on this blog is to write twice a week; Tuesday and Thursday is what I’m thinking so far, and I WILL keep to it this time. Maybe you’ll even get extra ones every now and again 😉 BUT NOW onto the subject. It’s an odd one and it’s…

It’s Midnight and My Mind Is Awake

Okay, granted it’s not midnight yet as I’m writing this, it’s actually currently 7 minutes to BUT the sentiment is the same. Many nights I find myself awake staring at my laptop screen and killing time, too awake to sleep and too tired to do anything huge. That midnight madness where my mind decides it’s…