Its been four months since I left Edinburgh and moved back home, having packed in my postgraduate research and left the stress and strain of a job I didn't want or enjoy behind me. The six months I was in Edinburgh I suffered a lot from anxiety and a bit of depression too, and because… Continue reading Getting Back to the Fit and Healthy…
Well its been sometime since I wrote a blog post, but I think of them all the time. Lately, in practically all aspects of my life, I have been suffering from a severe case of 'lack of motivation'. Some great things have happened over the last few weeks. On the 19th June I saw Paramore… Continue reading Blog Post: A catch up and lack of motivation.
U.S.Gay is the queer anthem I needed and, at this point, quite frankly deserve. In Sons' interview with i-D Lilah talks about how this song was born out of the "desire to go into a self-protective cocoon of invisibility" and yet "simultaneously made me want to be more visibly queer, more defiant than ever." And that… Continue reading Why I will never shut up about Sons of an Illustrious Father’s ‘U.S.Gay’.
Its official, the paperwork has been signed and relevant departments notified. I have officially withdrawn from my PhD program and am no-longer a student. Woohoo! So, as my move-out date isn't for another couple of weeks yet, I am taking advantage of these last couple of weeks in this lovely city of Edinburgh and playing… Continue reading A Vacation of Sorts -Art Galleries and Book Shops
And into February we have come, along with that uniquely February feeling, y'know, the one that has y'all like "I can't believe its only February" and "I can't believe its already February". Simultaneously. 8 days in and I whilst the month started on a very positive note, I can't help but feel like those few… Continue reading Down into February we go…
To be quite frank with you I have no idea why i'm writing this post, January has been a shit show of shittiness both globally and personally. I will be writing personally here though, nothing political because fuck Tr*mp and fuck Brexit. January was the month I completely and utterly realised I am in the… Continue reading The A Month in Review – Looking back at January
27th January. Holocaust Memorial Day. A day dedicated to the remembrance of victims of The Holocaust under Nazi Persecution, a date chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Its hard to believe that it wasn't intentional then, for it to be the day that the Tr*mp administration chose it to roll… Continue reading The Week of Speaking Out- a.k.a Politics went F’ing mad.
Music and dancing are something I love and adore and I honestly don't know where I would be without them. Therefore it felt wrong just writing this in at the end of the last post I did. (So apologies for the extra notification.) During the 'week-that-was-by-most-accounts-absolutely-dreadful' I happened to come across a band, that, well… Continue reading The Week of Self Care Part II – aka Music and Dancing
The last few days have personally been, heck yeah, on point. Its like embracing that my life is going downhill (overdramatic much) has lifted something from my shoulders. Of course, I lie, a lot, but I've been treating myself over the last few days - maybe more than I should - so things aren't as… Continue reading The Week of Self Care Part I – aka Retail Therapy & Looking Cute
And so begins the second week of my return to university and work. On what I discovered was aptly named 'Blue Monday' i.e the most depressing Monday of the year, I have to agree with the maths here. For the week hasn't been off to the best of starts. But before I get into that… Continue reading The Week of Blue Monday ft. Chocolate, La La Land and the Weekly Challenge.