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Writing

Land, Wasted

When I was in year 11 and striving to meet the requirements of a good English student, I signed up for the extension English class. I was really excited about it; I considered myself to be a word person, and even though I only received average grades in English, I knew I could do it. […]

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Writing

Write in Childhood

I love reflecting on childhood. I love stories of childhood and the way they impact us all. I love how, even though childhoods contain both good and bad, we can all look back and reminisce on what once was. While I love romance and adventure and the beautiful every day of adulthood, I love novels […]

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Reading

March 2020 Reading

March wasn’t the biggest reading month, but I’m still happily making my way through a few books I’ve been reading for a while. One of which being The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins). I’m really enjoying it, but am only getting through a few pages a day due to the small font and heavy writing […]

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Writing

a perfect life.

I want to write something really good. I want to write all the words that mean something important. I want to publish all the words that mean something important. I want to write about everything that means something to me. I want to write about everything that means something to God. I want a room […]

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Poems

Apology / Poem

A poem about apologies: recycled words sit in my mouth / grate like sandpaper against my tongue / I’m sorry / only they are not my words / but what everyone else is whispering / I pick up apologies and carry them home / they marinate in the kitchen / but they do not hold […]

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Reading

February 2020 Reading

February consisted of some heavy reading as uni starts in March and I had to read books for my English class (engaging with literature). So, here we go. The classics I read this month were mostly winners, but they all took a lot out of me. Pygmalion, the play by Bernard Shaw, was fantastic when […]

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Jesus

2020 Goals

As I’ve said before, I don’t particularly like the term ‘resolutions’. What I do like is having goals, and putting them into smaller goals so you don’t feel overwhelmed. I don’t see any problem in having vision of what you want your life to be like, but I do also want to leave room for […]

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Writing

Settling into 2020

I understand the hype of January, and the feeling of refreshment and changing things for the better. But I don’t understand the pressure of needing to be perfect by January 2nd. I have goals for the year, yes, but you can’t be expected to have everything together by the time February rolls around, let alone […]

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Writing

Poems and Squids

It feels difficult to get back into blogging, partly because that strange time between Christmas and New Year is over and I’ve forgotten what routine is. Also because in the past few days I’ve been submitting more writing to online journals, etc., so blogging hasn’t been my priority. As I wrote in this post, this […]

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Poems

Nanna / Poem

My Nanna died last week, and I don’t know if that’s a strange thing to put online or not, but here we are. I wrote a poem (at one in the morning when I couldn’t sleep) about her which will be read at her funeral. She hands me the plate Even though I have already […]