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Jesus

things I should give more attention

1/ rain drops sliding off leaves 2/ the sound of birds calling to one another 3/ feeling grains of sand under my toes 4/ spiderwebs between blades of grass illuminated by frost and the rising sun 5/ my own thoughts 6/ water in the moonlight 7/ the smell of fresh bread 8/ paw prints in […]

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Writing

Why Do I Want to Write a Novel?

The first week of NaNoWriMo has passed and we’re onto day eight. The first six days involved me being unimpressed by my plot – or, lack of one – and the only thing keeping the story rolling on were conversations that would need to be deleted upon settling on a plot. They were, and still […]

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Jesus

On Body Positivity and Insecurity (part 3)

You can find part one here and part two here. Both are ~juicy bois~ so prepare yourself. When you get to know someone, they look like themselves. Have you noticed that? How when you’re friends with someone, their looks don’t stand out to you in the same way because you recognise them as a person […]

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Short Stories

Clouded Childhood / Short Story

This is the short story I wrote for a unit this trimester. As you read it, I want you to know that a) it is not an accurate depiction of my relationships with my family or their feelings at the time, and b) reading it back now, there are definitely things I would change. (The […]

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Jesus

One Month Without Social Media

A month ago, I wrote this post about why I deleted my Instagram account. One month on, and I want to talk about what’s changed – if anything – since then. (Something to note is a few days after deleting my Instagram account I also deactivated my Facebook account. These were the two social media […]

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Writing

What Leads Us to the Horizon

I’ve been thinking so much about my future lately, with my head down as I march towards the next thing. But today I was reminded of what has brought me to this time. At the end of 2017, I moved back home after living in Sydney for two years. I’ve never regretted this decision, despite […]

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Reading

Christian Fiction / Book Recs

In my experience, Christian fiction ranges from the “we said grace before dinner” to “I met God when I went for a walk this morning”. Here are three Christian novels that I find to be equally helpful and encouraging, God-focused and educational, and entertaining. All are for adults (rather than being aimed at teenagers). A […]

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Jesus

22 things learned at 22

My 22nd birthday is tomorrow, and per tradition, I’ve compiled a list of lessons learned since turning 22. You can find my 20 lessons and 21 lessons here and here. 1/ God will always wait patiently for us 2/ Dry shampoo is not a solution 3/ A poem does not have to serve an obvious […]

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Jesus

On Finding the Perfect Balance

Imagine this: The perfect day, starting with a cup of tea and ending with a book. Filled with mastering a new recipe (something involving chicken, no doubt), writing a short story, going for a run (classic cardio) (just had to google ‘is running cardio’ to make sure), keeping everyone in my life happy, watering a […]

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Writing

Looking Back, Looking Forward

It feels like a long time since I’ve sat down with a cup of tea and the spontaneity of writing a blog post, so it’s rather nice to be doing just that. With the reintroduction of Christmas music into my life and the weather warming up, blogging is go. This year has gone fast, and […]