*Warning – no photo I use for this or any other blog about my teeth will be at a good angle. All photos will be me trying to center on my teeth and it’ll be weird as shit* Tuesday 16th October, 2018. I, a grown-ass adult, got braces. Sure, I chose the “grown up” version … More I got Invisalign
You always have time to breathe. Seems silly, but taking a few deep, deliberate breaths can do wonders to calm you down and help you focus. Make sure you breathe all the way in to your diaphragm and fill your lungs. Then exhale slowly, concentrating on nothing but the slow inhale and exhale. 5 truly … More Pips Pro Tip #3
This tip seems strange at first, but trust me. Positive psychology has a lot to say about the words we use and the impact it has on those around us and their moods. Never apologise for being late. Flip the language and thank the people/person for their patience. It’s a simple Jedi mind trick to … More Pips Pro Tip #2
Alrighty McFrighty! Lets kick this baby off with a super common beauty tip that seems crazy that not everyone knows it! Using a priming/prepping spray (or even water) to make your eye shadow and highlighting POP! Have you ever done your makeup and wondered why it isn’t as pigmented and glowy as the magazines, or … More Pips Pro Tip #1
Let’s put a disclaimer on this before anything else is said. I’m not a professional in anything other than business – and even then, it’s only because I’ve worked in business for several years, had/have my own business, and have a qualification in business. I also feel super awkward about using the term “professional”, despite … More Introducing “Pips Pro Tips”
Let me preface this with I’m veggo. I’ve been vegetarian for nearly 2 years now and not really showing any sign of slowing down. If anything, I’m probably becoming more disturbingly accidentally consciously vegan in my food practices. But I’ll be honest. I like eggs, I love honey, and creamy ice cream is fucking fantastic – … More Not Everyone Should Be Vego/Vegan – an upsetting and controversial stance.
A few days ago I posted a blog post about something personal and unsettling that happened to me. The same day I removed it from this site. I had a few of my readers ask me where it went, and my housemate asked me why I chose to remove it and if I’ll ever post … More Where Did That Post Go?
While going through my digital files I came across a folder from 2016 when I was attempting my third (maybe fourth) degree. This one was Writing, Editing and Publishing. Something I gave up after the first semester because I was sick of being given low grades because the lecturer disagreed with my views on morality … More The Responsibility of Writers – Finding an old assessment journal
Getting critical feedback is a vital part of developing your craft as a writer/creative. I personally find it critical for other parts of my life too, but we’ll stick to writing for now. I was meant to post this about two weeks ago, but life got away from me and I had no idea how … More Dealing with critical feedback
I would like to preface this personal essay with this statement: I think social media can absolutely be a force for good. I think it has many benefits and perks. I believe that, if used correctly, it can be a good thing. I am in no way advising people remove their online presence if that … More Living Outside the Filtered Echo Chamber: A personal essay on why I left conventional Social Media and the impact it had on my life.