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.
Listen to my first ever podcast appearance! I talk all things art and culture with Amy Harwood on her show, Art And Stuff,
And there I was. On a date with a wall.
At the end of last year I took an evening course titled ‘Poetry Essentials: Writing Free Verse’. It taught me a lot more than just about structure, sound, and style. I think it's about time I shared some of them with you (and reacquainted myself with them as well).
I've got a confession to make; I'm tired of this heat wave, and I'm ready for normal service to resume.
And then, suddenly, you’re in the real world, and after two decades of external validation from assessments and set guidelines and standards…you have to work it out for yourself.
Celebrating Valentine's Day as a single woman isn't a sign of weakness, and it's nothing to feel embarrassed about. I should know.
"As with every other year, 2018 will no doubt be full of curveballs and plot twists. I will not focus on things that are harder to change or out of my control."
I may not be hitting the same milestones as others, but I am still grateful for the year that has passed. Find out about my 2017 highlights.