Latest Posts Under: Personal Essay

An Old Journal Entry

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Note: Not only do I have a hand-written diary that sits on my bedside table, but I also have a Word document that acts as a second journal. It’s something that has helped me get some writing done when I thought it was impossible, something that has helped me express myself without having to publish …

A #MeToo Story

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I’ll always regret those after-work drinks at the local pub because that’s when your interest started to spike. You were the funny one in the office, always making jokes, and sitting in that pub with you and another colleague was a nice change for me. I didn’t have many friends, not that much of a …

The Best And Worst Of Times

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We met at the very worst time. I had just found out that I was the victim of several years worth of image-based sexual abuse. I was spiralling but didn’t know it. I kept busy, I ate less, I drank more. I went after thrills even more than before. I wasn’t treating myself very well.

Winning The Lottery

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I’ve been wondering about the lottery recently – wondering whether winning would make me any happier. My SO and I often talk about how we would spend it, how we would give a lot away to family, friends and charities, how we would be sensible with it (but perhaps not on the first few days).

A Pinch Of Salt

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Thanks to our friend social media, we can constantly compare our lives to the lives of others; whether that’s the girl you went to school with for seven years or that Instagram influencer you’ve been obsessing over for the past few weeks. We look at those beautiful photos or that LinkedIn post and think; “Why …