My Word of the Year 2020: Kintsugi

In the most recent years every single World of the Year has had the common theme of change, changing me, and for my word of the year 2020 it’s time for something different. 2019 was a year of healing and perspective for me, of taking much-needed steps to recognise that I have PTSD and have had it for quite a while. It’s been with me since I went through a traumatic experience when I was at my most vulnerable, at a time when I was already traumatised and hurt from years of bullying. I’m learning that what I need to do now is not toRead More →

Miscellaneous Inktober prompts 2019

Every year there are prompts that don’t quite fit into another category, as well as prompts that are completely random without an overall theme. The purpose of the Miscellaneous Inktober prompts category is to collect all of them and shine a light on their uniqueness. The prompts have been divided into several sub-categories and you’ll find an explanation of each sub-category before the Pinterest board. To view the prompts please visit the Pinterest board and follow the link to the original prompt creator. Always remember to link back to them as credit. Inktober is an art prompt that was originally created in 2009 by JakeRead More →

With great success comes great failure?

On the same day, my scales tipped and then balanced. I had come to a realisation that I wasn’t happy with, one that admitted a failure that I had been trying to outrun since April. Just as despair and depression set in I was greeted with the most amazing news of a success that righted the scales again. I had done it. The work of four years had produced a result I had never thought possible. I would be graduating with a Masters in Information and Library Science – with Merit. It’s those last two words that make all the difference you see. I knewRead More →

Geeking by in May & June

It’s that time again and it’s a short one as not much has been happening. May was quite a difficult month, especially towards the end, which was why I chose to skip the end of the month update at the time. I wasn’t in a good place at all; my mental health was all over the place and I was dealing with a lot of personal stuff. As a result I referred myself to another health service as the previous one has a massive waiting list. I can technically refer myself to a third if I wish, however, I keep putting the call off andRead More →