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Welcome to my Pinterest!

Pinterest is something that I’ve always wanted to use, but have never really known where to start. People have such organised boards, so many cool projects they’re working on… And I just get so overwhelmed. I’m doing it now, though! I’ve started! Right here! Nothing has really come of it, just ideas, but ideas are still good, right?

Currently, I have three boards, all for things I ideally want to try at some point. One for bookshelf ideas, one for planners, and one for hair dye. All of them only have 5 or 6 pins each, but it’s a start.  Continue reading “Welcome to my Pinterest!”

Posted in Music, Posts

A Spotify Playlist For Those Days When You Just Want To Punch Someone

Are we noticing a running theme yet? I have a lot of pent up emotion at the moment. This time, though, we get to see it through music. Oooh, ahhh. 

This playlist was created a couple of weeks ago, and is basically all I’ve been listening to. It’s a dense 53 songs, but we can break it down into some categories for you. This way, you can either listen to mine, or change around things that are going to work better for you! Continue reading “A Spotify Playlist For Those Days When You Just Want To Punch Someone”

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Why I Love Me Tag

I found this tag from my good pal Em @ Adventures of a Lost Teen, ages and ages ago, and it was created by ThoughtfulTash. Thanks friends! Basically, the tag is about celebrating self-love, something we’re extremely lacking in (especially me at the moment). I’ve had the tag sitting around for ages, unwritten, and Sad Me sure as heck needs some cheering up. So, we write 10 things we love about ourselves, and the reason why! Continue reading “Why I Love Me Tag”

Posted in Book Reviews, Posts

All of the Above by James Dawson

This is a funny and moving love story about friends, first loves and self-discovery by Queen of Teen 2014. When sixteen-year-old Toria Bland arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are in a crazy whirl of worry, exam pressure and anxiety over fitting in. Things start looking up when Toria meets the funny and foul-mouthed Polly, who’s the coolest girl that Toria has ever seen. Polly and the rest of the ‘alternative’ kids take Toria under their wing. And that’s when she meets the irresistible Nico Mancini, lead singer of a local band – and it’s instalove at first sight! Toria likes Nico, Nico likes Toria, but then there’s Polly…love and friendship have a funny way of going round in circles.

All of the Above

All of the Above is the sort of book that turns up at the exact right moment in your life, and leaves an impact that’ll have you in a book slump for days after. I’d vaguely heard of it, but basically just knew that it was a contemporary that was going to hurt my heart. Perfect! It was so much more than that though, for me.  Continue reading “All of the Above by James Dawson”

Posted in A better look at me, Posts, Writing

Some thoughts on writing, from your resident Sad Person

I’ve forgotten how to write. 

I put pen to paper, or fingers to keys, and all I can picture is him, watching. Reading my every word, and critquing them and laughing with the people who once called me friends. Reading this, now, and reading it wrong, and never giving me a chance to read it to them differently. Reading everything and making me the villain because of it. Or worse, reading it and never letting me know. Or worse again, reading the words I try to hide, in a book that he asks his friends to steal from me. It’s impossible to write for an audience that may or may not be there. 

I’ve forgotten how to write, on here.  Continue reading “Some thoughts on writing, from your resident Sad Person”

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A “saving people thing”

You know those late-night thoughts you have when you cant sleep, or thoughts you have in the shower? Yeah, this was one of those. Both of those, actually. Basically, I have a “saving people thing” (as Hermione describes it to Harry), and its almost definitely not healthy. 

Let’s talk fictional, to start with. I LOVE a broken character. I love Draco Malfoy, and Bucky, and Jem Smith, and Adrian Ivashkov, and Jughead Jones, and a hundred other small broken boys (not girls, huh – but that’s an observation for another day). I love them because of how problematic they are, and I want to protect them from the cruel world, especially when they show a little bit of emotion and wanting to change. All good, right? Except, the problem is, I’m starting to think this is happening to me in real life. Well, maybe I’m just realising it more with this friend group than I have before. Because, damn, it has happened before. With my exes and ex-crushes in particular, who always seem to have something, from my boyfriend with injuries that he struggled with, to a crush who got the occassional anxiety attack. Obviously, they’re so much more to me than that, but is it becoming a trend? What do I notice first, and what draws me to them? 
Continue reading “A “saving people thing””