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How to Stay Inspired: Beating Writer’s Block

In bare walls and stillness, what can a mind do but rest? Your mind is like a muscle, and you need to exercise it. You also need to reward yourself, and give yourself room to grow. If you’re lacking  writing inspiration, try these 5 ways to find inspiration: 5. Challenge Yourself If you’re in a…… Continue reading How to Stay Inspired: Beating Writer’s Block

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Surviving Employment

I worked about twice as many hours as usual last week, in three different jobs. It was an unusual week, I’m not that hard working, but I’ve learned just a few things. You know more than you think you know. You are capable of the task at hand. If you’re not, you’re probably not expected…… Continue reading Surviving Employment

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Autumn Playlist

This is the soundtrack to the looming winter and the ticking off of quizzes and assignments, and booking my accommodation in London and skyping my long-distance friends. 10. Hello Hello – Missy Higgins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d84Sjj-_w7Q 9. Make Me Cry – Noah Cyrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXyBcKV0UIo 8. Things We Lost in the Fire – Janet Devlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai5lCfZnNlc 7. Laughing…… Continue reading Autumn Playlist

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To Do: Bucket Edition

I have a mental bucket list, scrawled down somewhere in the back of my mind. A bucket list’s greatest shortcoming is that there’s no known time frame; you can put off each item to ‘another year’, and you never really know when your opportunities will end. So 20 things to do before 20 is a…… Continue reading To Do: Bucket Edition

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Picasso Rode a Bike

Creativity is an elusive pursuit, a cocktail of variables whose ingredients are inspiration, talent, and dumb luck. I always boast the wonders of writing whatever comes to mind, completely unedited and completely instinctive (example at Dear Subconscious,). But sometimes writing isn’t the relevant solution for you, or for the situation. Here are the 6 non-writing ways…… Continue reading Picasso Rode a Bike

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Spring Playlist:

  If you’re new around here, you probably don’t know I love spring. If you’re not new, you definitely know and you’re definitely sick of hearing about it. Either way, spring is finally here after a long and arduous winter. As the weather warms and we shed some layers, it’s time to unveil a new…… Continue reading Spring Playlist:

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Save Spring

It’s spring here, finally, and I’m pretty excited. I’ve always thought I loved summer, and people always love to ask if you’re a “summer or winter person”, but I think the secret hides in spring. Summer’s sticky, there are spiders everywhere, and my skin burns way too easily for someone spending so much time outside.…… Continue reading Save Spring

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The Procrastination Infection

Procrastinators must be immortal beings, because they’ll never get around to dying. I get a chuckle out of that, but then I realise that if one’s life is defined by just dragging through the lethargic motions of procrastination, you will not find yourself too lazy to die, but too lazy to live. Look, procrastination usually…… Continue reading The Procrastination Infection