Who Am I? Losing and finding my identity

I have wanted to write about this for a while. For the past year I’ve been putting the little broken pieces of myself back together after suffering through so much in 2020 and 2021. I lost a lot during this time, with my confidence and sense of self being two of the biggest casualties. Focusing … More Who Am I? Losing and finding my identity

Kiss the Boys

Ever since I can remember I’ve been obsessed with boys. They’ve occupied my waking fantasies and my dreams. I’ve created entire lifetimes with some of them, from marriage to kids to older age, their eventual death (they always pop it first in my imagination) and my subsequent toy-boy phase. The number of men I’ve become … More Kiss the Boys

How To Heal

2021 was far and away the worst year of my life. Brace yourself… My Dad died in March after a long and awful illness, plus a year of pandemic pain when I was barely allowed to see him, let alone hug him. It was the worst and most unimaginable way to lose him, with the … More How To Heal

Thank you, next

If you’d have told 18-year-old me that I’d be single in my early 30s, I’m not sure how I would have reacted. Perhaps, at 18, I hadn’t yet had enough exposure to the societal norm of ‘settle down; make babies; live a quiet life’ to feel the pressure to do such a thing. Anyway, such … More Thank you, next

What It’s Really Like To Be A Freelance Writer: 5 Things I’ve Learned

When I mention to people that I’m a part-time freelance copywriter I usually get a lot of questions about what I write and how I make it work, followed by a small exclamation of envy. One friend of mine, who’s been following my journey from occasional travel writer to actual freelancer, told me I must … More What It’s Really Like To Be A Freelance Writer: 5 Things I’ve Learned