Let's have a look at what kept me going during the long, dark nights of January.
Today I'm writing about writing, and asking for some advice. How can you write about relationships, exes and dating without crossing that private line?
This post is, admittedly, self-indulgent, and is more for me than you. But if you fancy getting some ideas for your own goals, or you feel like being nosey, or even want to hold me accountable, then feel free to read on.
This time of year brings out some intense feelings, and it's important for me to remind myself of the good, and focus less on the bad; to celebrate the haves, and ignore the have-nots.
When it seems like everyone under the sun turns into the Lord or Lady of Christmas Cheer at this time of year – when all you see are adverts full of excess and happiness and excitement and magic – it's so hard to accept that you're not quite feeling it this time around.
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November is always my favourite month. Autumn has fully kicked in; we try to cope with the darkening nights by saying it's 'cosy', and it's my birthday month, which always nudges it to the top of any list
October was a manic month, with barely any time to write creatively due to plenty of theatre reviews and freelance projects....though I still managed to get a lot done too, somehow!
This is it; the evenings are longer, the jumpers are out, and I am well and truly embracing my extra inbuilt layers. Autumn is here; the most wonderful time of year. Where did September go?
And there I was. On a date with a wall.