In Praise Of Writing To Yourself

Today whilst sorting through old emails (all 1469 of them. Never again.) I came across one that I’d sent to myself in July 2016. It read: ‘this is your life, this is the only life that you get to live and you have to live that for yourself and not everyone’s going to agree with who you are and…

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The Dangers of Idiolising Influencers

The other day, whilst interning at a magazine, I sat next to a journalist. Big whoop, right? Wrong. It wasn’t just any journalist. It was a journalist that I follow across the socials, read everything she writes and recommends, inhale her weekly newsletter, and just generally hang on to in a digital capacity that would be considered abnormal IRL. I…

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Learning To Take Criticism *Better*

If you’re reading this you probably admit hands up, white flag, that you don’t always have the best reaction every time someone tells you that a piece of your work needs a bit of work. Being told that you’ve basically wasted your time and need to re-do everything isn’t always easy. For most of us, the initial reaction can look…

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Why It’s OK To Be Told It’s OK

Entering ‘Why It’s OK’ into Google will bring up a seismic amount of results (over 94 million). The ones that have nudged their way to the top with their SEO skills are ‘Why it’s OK to be a quitter’, ‘6 reasons why it’s OK to fail’ and ‘Why it’s OK to be seen as a bad mother’. To me,…

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What A Cup Taught Me About The Power Of Completing

You read that right. This is an homage, of sorts, to a cup. Not just any cup. One of those colour-it-in yourself ones to match the adult colouring craze that’s won’t desist. You fill in the patterns (keeping inside the lines, of course) using the primary and complimentary coloured pens (thanks, GCSE Art) and then stick it in the…

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