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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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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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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

Travel, Uncategorized

Sending Yourself A Postcard: 22/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

    While I was in Denmark, one of the girls I met told me that every time she goes somewhere new, she sends herself a postcard. I admit that I laughed at the idea at first, I thought it was just a cheesy way of giving yourself mail. She explained that sometimes when she… Continue reading Sending Yourself A Postcard: 22/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Where Words Begin: 12/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Something has changed in the past few days. I don’t know whether it is the excitement of a new life, the flood of icy, salt oxygen that was pumped into my mind as I wondered the Scandinavian streets of Denmark and Sweden, or maybe, just maybe, this blogging challenge is starting to work like I hoped… Continue reading Where Words Begin: 12/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

The Life & Lies

Where Art Thou, November?

*Tap Tap Tap* My nails drummed on the keyboard. Fingers hovering over letters, itching to form the words that floated around my foggy brain. The room blurred as my eyes began swimming with tears. "No," I whispered to myself, gulping and turning my head to the ceiling, blinking quickly in an attempt to stop myself from crying.… Continue reading Where Art Thou, November?

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

NaNoWriMo Prep and The Great First Novel Debate!

Wooly scarfs and hats are making an appearance, frost and orange leaves litter the ground, nights are getting longer...and all around the globe, writers are uncurling their fingers, cracking their necks, and sipping their steaming mugs of tea as they settle down in front of their laptops for the magical month of November. Yes, ladies… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep and The Great First Novel Debate!

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Learning To Write Again…

Someone looked at my blog this morning. I don't know anything about this person other than they were in the United Kingdom when something made them click on the link to my homepage. That's the joy of the stats page here on WordPress. We can see how many people have viewed which pages of our… Continue reading Learning To Write Again…

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The Books That Made Us Readers.

I was one of the lucky kids. My parents would both sit in my room before I went to bed, one on the rocking chair, and one next to me in bed, and they would read to me. They read me wonderful books filled with all sorts of magic and drama that made me the… Continue reading The Books That Made Us Readers.