252 Perfect Words

I have written 10% of my dissertation and of that I am happy with 2%. I learn the difference between writing and being a writer. The other words are unlikely to make it. I print out and carry the 2%. A reminder that I need to do this eighty more times. Eighty more snapshots. Should…

Back Home Blues

I arrive home at 4am this morning severely delayed flight without warning I should’ve been warm in my bed or lightly snoring and, if you’re wondering, an empty airport is extremely boring.   I had fled the monotony and the stress craved another life I must confess one without problem or decision making under duress one…

Shanté Stay or Sashay Away!

There are no answers to be found at the bottom of a gin bottle. I realise this on Thursday sometime between 11pm and 4am Friday. My mind is in full on panic mode as I become discombobulated and begin to fade into a self destructive period of drinking, binge eating and insomnia. For several weeks…

Fem Feels … on burnout

Hello from the Cotswolds. Hello from a lakeside town house where I watch the geese and swans swim. How nice to be away from London after a busy week. One day last August I went off like a firework at work. I left my job and never got the chance to say goodbye to my…

Woke Up, Head Full of Ideas

Hello! It’s been a long time, I’ve missed you, I’ve missed this. Who could have predicted that I would stop blogging and take a break. Who knew I would enjoy a few weeks without the WordPress notification chime … who knew? not I. I woke up today head full of ideas. I sipped a cup…

Once in a Blue Moon

Hanging low, almost close enough to embrace, suspended in the inky midnight sky, the super moon called down to me. It told me that the dog days were over, to trust in myself and watch as adventures began to spring forth and blossom. It told me I knew all I had previously wished to know…

Fem Feels … strutting your funky stuff

My new year began on my birthday several weeks into my Masters, several weeks away from January. It was time for a change, things needed to change. I desired a new focus, with new goals and could not wait. I had spent so long preparing for the programme; changing my role at work to fit…