I have had some truly bizarre experiences over the past couple of days and I just had to share them somewhere. For about two days now, I have been feeling wonderful. Really. I can’t stop smiling, I’m laughing a lot and I’m generally in a really blooming good mood.
This past Monday was what I am calling my “last hoorah.” My course-mate held a house party which I attended with a few of my Film Studies friends and it was utterly fab. I played beer pong (badly). I danced (badly). I laughed (a lot) and I said some heartfelt goodbyes (or “see you later’s” as I’d prefer) to some people I care very much about. I was pretty sad to go but I also had such a nice night, which I know I will treasure in my memories of university forever, so I wasn’t overly emotional. Now, I just feel happy. I feel blessed to have been a part of such a lovely bunch of true characters and I know that I have made friends for life.
So, what is the point of this post?
Continue reading ““You say you’re all dark and twisty. It’s not a flaw, it’s a strength.””
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison.
This is a short one. I love writing. One of my biggest achievements growing up was the 36-page “novel” I wrote about a girl named Molly and her challenging life (cheating parents and wanting a horse really badly). I also wrote (and illustrated!) a short story called “Concentration”, which was about a German soldier who helped a family escape a concentration camp during World War Two which I would force everybody who visited my house to read.
As a child, I was convinced that I would grow up to be a world-famous actress and author. I would write books, turn them into screenplays and be the star of every adaptation. I’m not quite there yet, but who knows what the future holds?!
As my teenage years came around, I strayed a little from the world of fiction (though I’m still very 50/50 with the projects I whimsically jump into – and drop – every now and again) and discovered a love for reporting. You could call me a gossip or an airhead but I just love knowing what’s going on and telling everybody about it. I love researching and learning and I realised that journalism was definitely something I would gladly consider delving into.
Continue reading ““You can make anything by writing.” C.S. Lewis.”
Let me take you back to 2013. I was in my final year of school, finishing my A-Levels, and going through a pretty intense break-up. One day, while browsing YouTube (standard), I decided to Google Lennon and Maisy and what do I see? They are starring in new ABC country-music drama Nashville, conveniently about to hit UK television. How did I not know about this? Country music is, of course, my love.
Fast-forward a few weeks and I watch my first episode of Nashville. I am instantly in love. I walk around school the next day singing If I Didn’t Know Better and realising that I was totally right in my dream of wanting to move to Nashville and start a music career. All I want in life is to go to the Bluebird Cafe. I want to wear cowboy boots and sing and strum the strings of my guitar that I can’t play.
Continue reading ““Don’t put dirt on my grave just yet”: Why ABC cancelling Nashville is a tragedy.”
If you read this blog or follow me anywhere online, you will undoubtedly be aware of my love of the screen. If it wasn’t obvious from that little tagline up there that identifies me as a Film Studies student or the fact that every title on this blog post is a reference to a show or movie, my having worked on YouTube for a short while last year is probably a good indication of my sordid love affair with all things video. Something that I have never fully acknowledged online, however, is my relationship with books. Books books books.
Continue reading ““I live in two worlds. One is a world of books.””
I did a thing. An Instagram thing. I am somewhat of a singer, to the extent where I sang in everything at school and have been known to post videos to YouTube, sing in pubs and annoy all of my friends by turning every conversation into a musical.
I love singing. I love music. I don’t think this earth is much without music. My issues with music are my own confidence and self-esteem. I am terrified to share music with people. So, today, I did a thing. A risky thing.
Continue reading ““Risk is what keeps us young, isn’t it, darling?” Facing my Social Media Fears.”