July 2021

2021-02-20T15:50:46+00:00July 26th, 2021|Wise Words|

Don’t dismiss the power of caffeine and headphones to combat writer’s block - thewritingmanifesto.org

2021-02-20T15:27:54+00:00July 12th, 2021|Wise Words|

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ~ Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

June 2021

2021-02-20T16:00:17+00:00June 21st, 2021|Wise Words|

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.” Simone de Beauvoir

Moon cups are game changers. Period. 

2021-07-20T16:45:49+00:00June 15th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, Growing Up Girl|

We do not talk about our periods enough. In fact, most of the world doesn’t talk about it at all, as though it’s this disgusting, taboo thing that only happens to a tiny population of people with bad hygiene. If men had periods, we wouldn’t even be entertaining this conversation. Frankly, body odour is a natural occurrence and that doesn’t

2021-02-20T15:50:44+00:00June 14th, 2021|Wise Words|

Trust your inner voice. It’s the better writer - thewritingmanifesto.org

How to drink eight cups of coffee a day and not die 🤓

2021-07-20T16:47:24+00:00June 8th, 2021|• Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

I drink a lot of bean juice. There is no such thing as too much coffee for me. A typical day for me would be in the six 8oz/half pint/235ml cup range, with a light day being four cups and a heavier day being eight. Let’s do some simple comparisons for those of us who use different measurement systems:  Light

May 2021

2021-02-20T15:27:15+00:00May 31st, 2021|Wise Words|

“I only write when I’m inspired, so I see to it that I’m inspired every morning at nine o’clock.” ~ Peter De Vries

Paralysed, spiralling, but (at least) I’m honest!

2021-07-20T16:47:30+00:00May 18th, 2021|• Reshare, Heal Thyself|

Honesty time. I’m stuck, I feel paralysed and I feel like I have zero control of the world around me, what’s happening to me and I am so angry. Loaded sentence, I know but I needed to get that out there. Speaking publicly about mental health is one of the things that I have been juggling from the yes to

30 brings an existential crisis 

2021-07-20T16:45:49+00:00May 14th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, In Search of Myself|

Time is not unlimited. It’s the most precious resource on the planet, and it’s so precious that once it’s lost, it is lost forever. Unfortunately for me, I am very aware of this fact. I look around at my life with every passing year and think, “what the hell am I really doing with my life?” Sometimes I’m on track,

2021-02-20T15:59:48+00:00May 10th, 2021|Wise Words|

“Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” Tina Fey

Perpetually misunderstood, and that’s okay 

2021-07-20T16:47:36+00:00May 4th, 2021|• Reshare, In Search of Myself|

For my entire life, all 30 years of it leading up to this point, I have been misunderstood. I was a very different kind of kid. Most children enjoy playing and making friends and doing stuff, and I don’t really remember doing much of that. I remember reading a lot, and when I had finished my personal library, I delved

2021-02-20T15:47:31+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Wise Words|

Either writing is a priority or it ceases to exist - thewritingmanifesto.org

April 2021

What do you want to do with your life 

2021-07-20T16:45:49+00:00April 20th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, Alpha Woman|

And how do you get on track? Everyone has been here: you’re either standing in front of the mirror at the bathroom sink or sat at the edge of the bed after a shower, contemplating the state of affairs that comprise of your life. Head in hands, you ask yourself what the hell you’re doing, because for whatever reason, you

2021-02-20T15:26:37+00:00April 19th, 2021|Wise Words|

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” ~ Richard Bach

March 2021

2021-06-10T16:15:21+00:00March 29th, 2021|Wise Words|

“I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.” Toni Morrison

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