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I FOUND THE MISSING MOVIE!

We all have those memories. Scattered, yet highly vivid images in your brain that make you sound crazy when attempting to explain them to another person. Other people will shake your head and tell you that what you're remembering was probably just a dream. This happens particularly often when you're a writer and everyone around… Continue reading I FOUND THE MISSING MOVIE!

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What’s In A Name?

Parchment and Pencils was never meant to be anything more than it's first post. A university assignment that was set to help us find our way after our third year had finished. That assignment became Post-University Life. Every so often over the following 9 months. I occasionally felt the need to post something else. Sometimes related… Continue reading What’s In A Name?

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Finding Positivity

Stand up and open a window. Or even better, go outside! Close your eyes and take in a long, deep breath. Think of the last thing that made you smile or laugh. Feel the wind on your skin and tilt your head up to the sky and just let go.

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How To Live A Perfect Life

What is your idea of perfection? For me, I imagine a beautiful house with a porch. Surrounded by a lake and hundreds of trees with soft grass, scattered with poppies and tulips. I would have a porch swing I could curl up on in the evenings with a book while my partner sat across from… Continue reading How To Live A Perfect Life

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Life Plans: The Desire, The Disapline, and The Down-right Disasters

"We're all in the same boat" Being in your early 20's sucks. We can't help but feel so much is expected of us when it comes to having our lives together. We are in an awkward transition of adolescence. We are no longer considered teens yet we're not being considered adults yet either. You can't… Continue reading Life Plans: The Desire, The Disapline, and The Down-right Disasters

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Bad Days

Once again I find myself at your feet. Begging you to forgive me for abandoning you. It's not that I haven't tried, for the past two weeks I've created draft upon draft, different subjects, different themes... But none have been able to push through. You see, I've hit that slump. Yes, that one. The one… Continue reading Bad Days

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Why Do We Rush January?

The glitz, glamour, and grumpy grinches of December make the last month of the year fly by. We then face the crash landing of the new year. Returning to work, resolutions that make us break habits we've had for so long, leading to withdrawals, fears, and doubts. Every single December, my news feed is flooded with… Continue reading Why Do We Rush January?

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You’re Not Alone: 30/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

When I was 11, I had my first holiday romance. It was beyond cheesy, but for two weeks we were the best of friends. We would hold hands around the resort and would push each other in the pool. In the evening, we played snooker and sipped on fruit juice mocktails. Then, at the end… Continue reading You’re Not Alone: 30/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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What Does My Future Hold?: 26/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I was one of those girls. With a scrapbook of big white weddings, huge homes with miles of land, baby pictures surrounded by some of my favourite names. I would start dating a guy and it was almost like a countdown of how long I could last before asking them about their opinions on getting… Continue reading What Does My Future Hold?: 26/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Girls Get Pink Shoes: 24/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

The past few days at the gym haven't been very successful. My shoes were pinching at the toes and rubbing at my heel. After 10 minutes on the crosstrainer, my feet couldn't take it anymore and I had to skip the cardio to give myself a break. My trainers were just cheap things I had… Continue reading Girls Get Pink Shoes: 24/31 Days of Blogging Challenge