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Wrapping Up the Year: 2017


I started 2017 with great hope and optimism. There’s something about the New Year that brings such refreshing positivity. It’s like all the mistakes from last year are in the past and it’s a chance to begin again for the next year. Like a new slate. My plans, or resolutions as they were, included “ trying to be a better person,…

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Living Without A Mental Illness


“Mental Illness” is a term I hear almost every day. Whether it be on twitter, a blog post or even coming up in conversation with my friends. I straight a way think of depression and anxiety but of course this umbrella term covers a whole range of things that plague the world. It is everywhere. And it has always been…

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An Existential Crisis


It crept up on me like the way summer turns to winter. Slowly overtime and then all of a sudden. Except it was more like a growing bacteria or fungi, something you wish wasn’t happening and often don’t even know that it is happening until it’s too late. Gradually, I began to feel lost. I was floating and not in…

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I Have A Voice, I Will Be Heard


“You’re so quiet”  “You’re so shy!”  “Can you just say something?”  “Is something wrong?Are you alright?” I heard these countless times. While you may think being called shy or quiet is a good thing. Perhaps even a compliment. To me it was as if someone was telling me how ugly I am, how fat I am. You’re so quiet. You’re…

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V-Day Feminism


Happy V-Day to all the men, women and and other genders out there. The ‘V’ in this case stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina. Upon stumbling across Emma Watson’s instagram page at the start of the new year, I found myself joining her online book club. The book of the month happened to be The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.…

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Dream Loot Crate ( Adventure )


Loot Crate is a subscription box service for geeks and gamers. They deliver a monthly unique box full of pop culture merchandise. I recently received an email from the lovely people at loot crate telling me about their project and asking fans to create their very own Dream Crate. Anyone can get involved so if you’re a Potterhead, Disney Princess…

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Raising Ivy


On the 1st of October, Ivy was born. She was tiny, helpless and an adorable ball of fluff. The first time my sister and I saw her was when she was a week old, hidden under some Ivy ( yes, hence the name )(apparently I’m like a native American the way I name my pets). She was the only kitten…

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My Not-So-Summer


A typical summer in the life of me: Finish school in an exhilarated, exhausted daze of relief looking forward to 3 months of bliss, travel, excitement and freedom (in a Dobby-with-a-sock type way). For the past few years I’ve managed to jam pack my summers with lots of fun things. I’m not someone who likes to lay around at home…

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A little Letter to you


Dear people who are bothering to read this,        first of all, thank you for reading this. It means a lot. Especially when someone goes to the effort of thinking, brainstorming, and trying to condense all that nonsense into words, it’s nice to know that someone is going to value your efforts. Or at least briefly glance at…

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A Home for Books : The Bookshelf Link-Up


Sunny over at her lovely blog A Splash of Ink is hosting a Link-Up. And the wonderful theme is of course books! More so how we organise our beloved books. But books!! I think that’s my favourite topic. I could talk FOREVER about books. The stories, the characters, the covers, the fonts….! But let’s just focus on the organisation of…

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