Eleven months ago, I started my annual application to Americamp with the assumption I would probably once again not submit. For five years I’ve been dreaming of working on a summer camp with kids in America, yet every year I’ve been too scared to actually press the submission button. This year, however, something was different;… Continue reading Saying Goodbye To Camp
The sun beat down on my already tanned skin as I wandered around the deserted dirt roads. Dust kicked up into clouds around my feet as I floated past farms and factories, my headphones masking the distant hum of electricity from packing machines. I constantly flicked between two playlists on Spotify; my Writers playlist and… Continue reading “Find Your Happy” | Where Have I Been?
As my time at camp rolled around to an end, I feel as though I can finally say I feel like a real writer. No, not because I've been writing a lot here (cause...I totally have...I swear) but because I'm finally drinking coffee. I've always been super anti-coffee. I hate the smell and the taste,… Continue reading Apparently I Drink Coffee Now?
It's been a while and now I don't know where to begin. I knew I wanted to keep you all updated on this journey as much as humanly possible, but it's been over a month now since I touched down into this crazy new world and I feel as though I've been non-stop moving ever… Continue reading The First Few Days…
The panic set in yesterday. "So much to do, so little time" is a phrase that suddenly became a reality for me. Don't get me wrong, I think I can do it, it's just a lot to process that I'm about to go away and not know when I'm coming back. I was saying to… Continue reading 2 Weeks To Go! | My One-Way Adventure!
It still doesn't feel real. Despite having my visa's sorted, my luggage bought, my packing list written and slowly starting to take place, it still doesn't feel like I'm about to leave England. I suppose it was the same when I was going to Winchester for University; not till I was placing my boxes in… Continue reading 3 Weeks To Go! |My One-Way Adventure!
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?
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.
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
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend? I have to say, as much as I love writing, it's been super nice having a couple of days to do something else for a change after completing the 31 Days of Blogging Challenge over January! I've spent the weekend doing a bit of organisation… Continue reading Denmark and Sweden Photos!