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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

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The Monster Under The Bed: 23/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I gripped the edge of the duvet and pulled it up around my face. My ears strained, listening out for the noise that had woken me up, but all I could hear was the pounding of my heart as the blood raced through my body. A shaky breath rattled through my throat before I clamped my… Continue reading The Monster Under The Bed: 23/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Late Night Thoughts: 21/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Have you ever just laid in the dark, thinking about things you probably shouldn't be thinking about. Maybe your mind wanders over to your first love. You wonder what they're doing, if they're thinking about you, how different things are since they left your life. Perhaps you think about your past regrets, wishing that you… Continue reading Late Night Thoughts: 21/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Drowning In Books: 20/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I love books. I love the smell of the pages, both old and new. When you open a book and bury your nose into the pages, inhaling the sweet, musky smell that is similar to almonds and vanilla. The crinkle of paper as you flip open a new chapter. The different styles of cover art,… Continue reading Drowning In Books: 20/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Goodbye Winchester: 6/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I thought it would feel more real than this. The key for the front door of my house had been in my back jean pocket for the past week, almost like I was scared to lose it. When I finally took it out and handed it over, I thought I would feel some kind of… Continue reading Goodbye Winchester: 6/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Forgotten Stories and Colour Therapy: 5/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I bought a colouring book today. It was a bit of a spur of the moment thing but I'm pretty happy about it. I was with a friend who wanted to buy one as we had been talking about how doctors are starting to recommend it for stress and she thought it would be a… Continue reading Forgotten Stories and Colour Therapy: 5/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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What I Want From 2018: 2/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

For many, today was the first day back at work for this year. It would have been mine too if I was still living in Hampshire, but instead, I'm living the unemployed home with parents life. This is both a blessing and a curse. While yes, I had the joy of sleeping in and being… Continue reading What I Want From 2018: 2/31 Days of Blogging Challenge