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What I Did In 2017

What I Did In 2017

Yesterday, I wrote … well, I guess you’d call it an emotional roundup of 2017, looking ahead to 2018. But today I wanted to look at things on a more tangible level, to try and keep track of what I actually did this year, as well as what I felt. These aren’t all what you’d call achievements (some of them are), but they’re things I did. Some are linked to old posts, in case you want to read more about…

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Thoughts On 21

Thoughts On 21

So, 21. That feels weird. In case you somehow missed this fact from (a) previous posts and (b) other social media, today is my birthday. My twenty-first, in fact. It feels like it should be more significant than it is, but as a Brit, there’s nothing you can do at 21 that you couldn’t do at 18, since it’s not like we’re American and it’s the drinking age or anything. Not that I drink, so that wouldn’t be all that…

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Who, What, Where, Why, How

Who, What, Where, Why, How

While everyone I know is making jokes about how epically they failed to live up to their New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 or bragging about their achievements, I’m feeling quietly smug that I decided to forego more traditional resolutions in favour of asking myself a few very important questions about myself: Am I who, what and where I want to be? If not, why? How can I change things so that I am? (Admittedly, I did set myself a bunch…

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Baby Steps Are Still Steps

Baby Steps Are Still Steps

This is not a post I particularly feel like posting. I wrote the majority of it yesterday, when I felt a little bit less awful and hopeless than today. Here I am sitting at my computer at the end of a dull and unproductive day, where I spent most of my time curled up in a chair watching the second hand of my old clockwork pocket watch because it proved to me that time was passing even though I wasn’t…

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Tea-Deprived Existentialism

Tea-Deprived Existentialism

Disclaimer: my knowledge of philosophy has been absorbed purely through osmosis and brief definitions given in English lessons to explain poetic movements. Therefore I might not actually be talking about existentialism. Please don’t feel the need to correct me. It won’t make any difference. So. In five days, I’m going to be nineteen years old. This is mildly terrifying to me. I am a child. I will fight you if you call me a child, but the fact is I…

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2014: Selfies, Dungarees, Undergrad Degrees

2014: Selfies, Dungarees, Undergrad Degrees

It seems that around this time of year, everything starts being retrospective. Things we achieved this year, failures we want to rectify next year — and I’m no exception. This is going to be less thorough than last year’s ‘Retrospect and Reminiscing’ series, which covered 2013 in serious detail, but hopefully it’ll provide enough of an overview. A lot has changed this year, and I’ve had to deal with a lot. Leaving school is a fairly major change for everybody,…

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Achievements In Loving Myself

Achievements In Loving Myself

One of the goals I set myself for 2014, albeit not when I wrote my initial list at the end of December, was to appreciate my achievements even when they don’t seem like much. I’m very bad at this. I always want to do more, be better, and I can’t always step outside of that drive to think, “No, you know what? Actually, I managed all these things.” And of course, one of the areas in which this was the…

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Wait. Goals?

Wait. Goals?

Everyone I follow is posting things, like, “So I achieved this in 2012, and I’m a wonderful human being, and I’m also a total genius and everyone should bow down in awe of my intellectual prowess, oh, and I saved a bunch of puppies. Now in 2013, I’m going to publish three novels (the ones I sold to agents already), write a bunch more, get asked to join Mensa, and solve the world economic crisis. Here’s to it!” And then…

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Back In Business

Back In Business

Hello, all. I’m back. Okay, I never really ‘went’, but my posts have been less than frequent this month, since I prioritised writing for NaNoWriMo over actually keeping up to date, which was bad of me. Sorry. On the other hand, after an epic battle between myself and the NaNo wordcount validator (which stole about 500 words from my total), I hit 200k last night. As that was my target and I’ve now finished two novels and abandoned a third–I…

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