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A creative block

It’s February. I’ve finally gotten myself into a good routine; I have a new job with consistent hours, I have my flat sorted, I make meal plans and budget plans. But for some reason, the main thing that doesn’t fit into this routine is blogging. I just can’t seem to sit down and make myself write. Dear god it’s frustrating! Even the posts you guys have been seeing recently were scheduled a while ago. I have a couple of theories on why, but really no ideas on how to fix it.   Continue reading “A creative block”

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A James Patterson binge // some mini-reviews

I think I’ve said before how easy James Patterson books are to read, and how great it is to have books I can speed through when I’m at work. But, since a lot of what I want to say is pretty similar, here’s a few mini reviews in one handy post.  Continue reading “A James Patterson binge // some mini-reviews”

Posted in A better look at me, Mental Health, Posts

Camping and self awareness

For four days in December, I went camping with a group of my high school friends. We did the same trip in late January last year, and boy oh boy was I full of reminiscing and self-reflecting. We all know this has been a year and a half for me, but I think I’ve focused mainly on the negative things. On this trip, though, we all talked a lot about the positive ways we’ve changed as well. And for me, one of my main things was how much better I’ve got to know myself. By that, I mean I’m more aware of my thoughts, rather than repressing everything, and because of that, I’m a lot more willing to discuss things, and keep learning more about myself.  Continue reading “Camping and self awareness”

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.TATBILB

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My YouTube Channel; what happened, and where to now?

Listen, I don’t mean to go on about it so much, but last year sucked, okay? And part of this was the people that I used to call friends finding my blog and YouTube channel (did a bit of sad writing on it here). Basically, they found it, and certain videos and lines from posts became hilarious jokes between them all. Weirdly enough, I wasn’t exactly a fan? Crazy, right? Anyway, I tend to take criticism like that to heart way too much, and so since then, I haven’t uploaded a single video. It took me a damn long time to even get back into blogging, and I love this thing. YouTube, though, I just don’t know if I can bring myself to start doing again. I know, I know, who cares about what other people think? Do what you love, for you! I know all of this, but I just can’t decide if it’s worth getting back into it.  Continue reading “My YouTube Channel; what happened, and where to now?”

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Movies as an “experience”

I wouldn’t consider myself a film buff, by any means. I like a good movie, but more for the story than the cinematography or soundtrack. What I do love, though, is actually going to the cinema to see something, rather than streaming it at home. And when my friend asked how cinemas could possibly even exist these days, when streaming is so accessible, I decided to put these thoughts into words.  Continue reading “Movies as an “experience””

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Living in halls at university; is it the right choice?

My first year of university was, well, not the best (read the saga here). For me, a huge part of that was the experience of living in halls, and not having any space from a toxic group of friends (including them not having space from me). And I’ve talked to people, without going in depth, about why I left that university, and so many people are completely unsurprised. Because halls suck, right? Living in a place with 50 people, sharing bathrooms, a kitchen, not ever being able to go to a place that’s completely quiet? I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, but I wanted to make sure I was as un-biased as I could be. With that, let’s run through the pros and cons, based off my experience with it! Continue reading “Living in halls at university; is it the right choice?”