Sometimes I feel

Sometimes I feel like I'm trying my best to do it right, yet I have no idea what is wrong or right. Sometimes I feel like I am headstrong and in control Sometimes I feel like I've lost the plot Sometimes I feel like I've put everything in and had it thrown back into my…

Instagram and mental health

As a second year broadcast journalist student, and a 22 year old with a smartphone, I am frequently reminded that social media is a valuable tool. Instagram specifically has been transformed from a simple photo editing software, to a multi billion dollar platform - where users can turn their Instagram account into their brand, their…

Perceived failures of an overachiever

I am writing this blogpost on my iPhone with 7% battery, as I squint away the sunlight beaming down on my screen outside. This is one of the blogposts where I need to write, I need to get my feelings and thoughts out into words - otherwise they’re just swirling around in my brain. I…

Staying positive through mass pandemic

I'm quite notorious for over reacting, panicking and thinking that the worst when I read bad news. But over time, I've come to allow myself to feel the panic for a brief period, and then rationalize and come back down to earth. The media is absolutely saturated with the C word (the other C word,…

Gratitude

This post starts out seeming like an excerpt from a trainspotter's blog, then goes off on a bit of a tangent, then the point is made. What a rollercoaster. It's a long one but I'm sure you'll enjoy x Writing this from a Northern Rail train that doesn't resemble a baked bean can on wheels…