(try saying that five times, fast) Unsplash: Austin Chan I know what you're thinking. "Positive pessimism? That doesn't make sense! What is this girl on?" Well, bare with me and I'll explain, alright? I guess "realist" is probably the most familiar term when describing this outlook, but "positive pessimism" does differ slightly. In case ya… Continue reading Practising Positive Pessimism
It's Friday! You've made it through the week! The next 48 hours are just for you, to do with whatever you want. With this "Feel Good" playlist, that Sunday cleaning sprint will feel like it took seconds, and those moments where you realise everything's going better than expected will last a little bit longer. Whatever… Continue reading Feel Good Playlist
I remember at the very beginning of lockdown when everyone was talking about how much money we would all save since all the shops were shut and we couldn't go out to eat all the time. HA! LIES! Because I've had some extra cash lying around, I have been a little spend-happy (when am I… Continue reading Lockdown Purchase Rundown
I think it's safe to say that I watch more YouTube than any other media - more than the telly, more than Netflix. I like how accessible it feels, I like that the content tends to be shorter than a TV show or movie, and I feel like I don't need to give it my… Continue reading My YouTubers, Now Your YouTubers?
"Isn't she not a thing of beauty? Don't you just want to not eat her so you can just sit and admire her? She does look as good as she tastes..." Ok, enough objectifying the cookie. She's cute, we get it. But, seriously, look how cute she is. I can't believe I was actually able… Continue reading Chocolate Chunk Cookies Chunkier Than Me
I've found that music is essential to the human experience. Every emotion, every thought, every experience can be condensed into pauses and chords and melodies. This is a playlist best listened to in bed, wrapped up and warm in soft blankets, in the dark, with rain hitting the window outside, and no distractions. Just for… Continue reading Mellow Playlist
"In the stirrups now. Wish you were here..." I'm not lying to you when I say this book's been on my radar since it was first published, and I won't lie to you when I say I avoided it because of race. Not because the author is a black woman, not because the main character… Continue reading “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams – A Review
What are you missing during this lockdown? Going out for drinks with your friends? Days out? Wandering around your local high street, looking to see if anything catches your eye? Y'know what these have in common? They all cost money, whether it's £5 or £50. Money allows us access to opportunities and experiences, whether they're… Continue reading What Do I Do With My Money in the Middle of a Lockdown?
Week 8 of lockdown - sanity is adjusting to this new base level. I have forgotten what my friends feel like when I squish them. I miss wandering around the town centre aimlessly, a Costa iced coffee in hand because I felt like spending £2.80. What does 7000 daily steps feel like again? Will I… Continue reading How I’m WFH in the UK Lockdown
When I've said to people in the past that I have a skin disease, they give me this look. It's a look I've come to recognise as "empty acceptance". They understand that a skin disease is a bad thing, but because they can't see it, that's all they can really process - their understanding is… Continue reading Living with a Chronic Disease