Mindfulness: is it Really Worth it?

Everyone spouts out the word ‘mindfulness’ nowadays. I think we all get the vague understanding that it relates to being ‘in the moment’ (whatever that means, right?) and living in the now. But honestly, what does that really mean? I have a bad habit, they’re called Kettle Chips Balsamic Vinegar. Some days I can plow… Continue reading Mindfulness: is it Really Worth it?

My First Time (Teaching)

After spending the previous months writing and formulating the perfect lesson plans, full of fun and being outdoors, I picked up my under filled backpack and landed in Dublin. This was my first time in Ireland and also my first time as an in person TEFL teacher. It was daunting as my online business was… Continue reading My First Time (Teaching)

Why Budapest Should Be Your First Solo Destination

My first ever solo trip, May 2016. I remember feeling excited but nervous, the usual thoughts of something new like this. When I tell people about my travelling they say I’m brave, I don’t think I am, but it definitely takes some balls to make the first move. Anyway, that’s more for another day, lets… Continue reading Why Budapest Should Be Your First Solo Destination

This is the Update I Planned on Posting

Bonjour 2019, how is it going? I’m a lot less suicidal than 2018 so there’s something. Aside from that, life has had a bit of a shake up. A week or so ago I left my job working with young people in a secure unit. Believe me, it was a hard decision but also a… Continue reading This is the Update I Planned on Posting

This Wasn’t the Update I Was Planning to Post

I swear to god I have about 9 drafts of updates that I keep going back to and deleting, rewriting or over criticising. It’s definitely been a rollercoaster few months/half a year and right now seems a more appropriate time than ever to talk about it. This summer Britain enjoyed temperatures reaching over 30 degrees for… Continue reading This Wasn’t the Update I Was Planning to Post

A Girls Guide to Israel

When I told people I was going to Israel they looked at me like I had two heads, and I don’t blame them. There was something that drew me to the place but, to be honest, I was scared as hell. Why did I decide to stay in a warzone for my birthday? Was I… Continue reading A Girls Guide to Israel