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An Aggressively Positive Playlist

An Aggressively Positive Playlist

Okay, well, I’m officially sucking at blogging this term. Which would make sense, if I were hard at work revising for the exams I have in like two weeks (!!!!), but to be honest, there hasn’t been nearly enough work happening either. There’s been a lot of procrastination. I started doing Irish dance in my room every night with an eye to getting back into the sport, and today contacted a dance school to see if I can take classes…

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Aftereffects Of Coming Out

Aftereffects Of Coming Out

Whenever I write a big, scary blog post, I never really know how to follow it up. Should I just go back to ‘business as usual’ posts about how I’m getting on with my dissertation (not as quickly as I’d like), or do I need to take this time to be serious and deep since that’s what people are probably expecting? I also considered making a post made up of all the bits and pieces of things I’ve wanted to…

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Optimism Is Looking On The Knight Side

Optimism Is Looking On The Knight Side

I made a sort of unofficial promise to myself, as I contemplated the start of the new year and the chance to give my blog some fresh life and maybe even some improved stats: I was going to try and be positive about things.  Take my last post, for example. It could have been a negative post about how my mental and physical health got in the way of all the arts and crafts I used to enjoy, but instead…

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Thoughts On Returning To Cambridge

Thoughts On Returning To Cambridge

I’m now sort of back in Cambridge. I say sort of, because while I’m here, the vast majority of my stuff is not. And I bring an embarrassingly huge amount of stuff to uni, much of it food-related; I couldn’t really tell you what the rest of it is, because I’ve got no idea. My parents are bringing all of that tomorrow in the car, but today I came up on the train with a suitcase of clothes, so that…

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Positivity and Pokémon

Positivity and Pokémon

It seems like the entire world is obsessed with Pokémon Go. It’s everywhere. Twitter is full of people celebrating their latest catches. It’s already found its way into memes. Libraries and museums that have found themselves to be Pokémon Gyms have put up signs to welcome their unexpected visitors, although the ones in my local area haven’t reached that stage yet. (Good luck to the church that’s been made into a gym. Have fun with that one…) Until two days…

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Music, Love And Pride

Music, Love And Pride

By now you’ll have heard about the Orlando shootings. You may have been reading about them all of today and yesterday. You may have been sitting in shocked silence in front of the news. You may have been trying to contact friends and family, or warning friends at Pride events to stay safe, or wondering what this means for you as an LGBTQ person, or mourning, helpless, from the other side of the world. But I’m not really going to…

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Inside And Outside

Inside And Outside

Before I start, I’ve redesigned this blog, so if you’re reading in an email or some kind of RSS Feed (I still don’t actually know what those are), it would be great if you could pop over and tell me what you think of it, as well as if there are any problems. I’m not entirely sure I’m going to stick with this colour scheme, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t figured out how to change it yet….

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Baby Steps Are Still Steps

Baby Steps Are Still Steps

This is not a post I particularly feel like posting. I wrote the majority of it yesterday, when I felt a little bit less awful and hopeless than today. Here I am sitting at my computer at the end of a dull and unproductive day, where I spent most of my time curled up in a chair watching the second hand of my old clockwork pocket watch because it proved to me that time was passing even though I wasn’t…

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Writing Love Poetry To Myself

Writing Love Poetry To Myself

I don’t talk about poetry much on my blog. Today it was a choice between a rant that’s been stewing in my brain for a few days now, or a discussion about poetry and positivity, so I went for the latter. I’m sure you’re all greatly relieved, though of course I might do the rant some other time. Like most angsty, adolescent “creative types”, I write poetry. Most of it is fairly dark and miserable, some of it is halfway…

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Is Writing Therapy Or Escape?

Is Writing Therapy Or Escape?

On the first of May, 2012, I wrote the following in my journal: There’s something therapeutic about this writing your thoughts and all that. It helps, getting them down on paper. It’s not a good idea to read them back, mind, not if you’re still feeling emotionally compromised by the situation, but later you’ll be able to. Putting things into words makes them easier to bear. Because it means you’ve beaten them. If they’re words on paper, they’re just like…

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