How my Self Care Routines have Changed

Chat HeaderI’m sure we are all sick of hearing things along the lines of ‘this is an unprecedented time right now’ but…this is an unprecedented time right now! We have all had to learn to adapt many aspects of our lives, some more than others. Though my life hasn’t changed too drastically, I have struggled a little more recently with self care and just generally spending time to myself. Logically, it seems this would be easier since I can’t go out and see people, however I have found it harder. It helps to get my thoughts down in words often so here’s a little chat about how I have changed and adapted my self care routines. Continue reading “How my Self Care Routines have Changed”

My YALC 2019 Experience

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It was my third year at YALC this year, and my second year doing the full weekend. I always have such a fun time with my friends, being surrounded by books and meeting fab authors. I wanted to write an honest post about my YALC experience this year which was wonderful fun with just a couple of issues. Continue reading “My YALC 2019 Experience”

Personal Update (BEDM)

Chat HeaderLook at us, keeping up with BEDM – honestly pretty happy considering we are so not chill about how this crept up on us! Today, I’ve decided to post a quick personal update about what I’ve been doing recently, how I am and just generally things going on. I’ve had a pretty busy year so far, full of great things and a couple of challenges too. Read on if you fancy! Continue reading “Personal Update (BEDM)”

Personal Update (Blogmas)

Chat HeaderSo this is a little personal update for the year. Sometimes, it’s nice to do a bit more of a personal post than a bookish post and it can be quite refreshing to get it out. There is of course some bookish things in here since books and book events are a big part of my life (shocking, I know) but there’s also some big things from my year in here! Continue reading “Personal Update (Blogmas)”

Reading Productivity With a Mental Illness (Blogmas)

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It’s been a long time since i’ve done a little life update on the blog. And i think with that comes a lot of reading updates for me, because all i’ve done recently is read basically. It’s not been a great few months, as you might be able to tell from the blog recently and past posts, but here’s why.

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Creative Writing Group!

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Since October or so, Sarah and I have been going to a creative writing group inManchester. Sarah told me about it and I started to go with her and now we try and go every week or as often as we can. I’ve always wanted to join something like this because it’s fun to meet new people, especially other people who have an interest in something creative! I’ve made new friends there, built my confidence and I always have a wonderful time.

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Mental Health and Reading

Chat HeaderThis is probably the most personal post I’ve written yet but I’ve been struggling for a couple of years to balance work and leisure time and it’s mainly down to having depression and anxiety. Balancing different areas of my life is something I’ve been working on lately, and have been for a while, as I find it very difficult. I know very few people who can balance quite naturally their hobbies and work and other aspects of life and I just kind of wanted to have a chat about how my reading and writing specifically is affected by my own mental health.  Continue reading “Mental Health and Reading”