Annika Spalding – NEW Website

Exciting times! I’ve spent some time updating my website and it’s finally finished! It looks so good! I like that it improves with every revamp, and I have also noticed that I have more content to add to it each time. Those little projects, articles and appearances all add up eventually, and so it all adds to…

Free Your Mind: Hear My Voice

I feel like I’d spent a lot of time waiting for Free Your Mind‘s Hear My Voice to get here and then it was all over in a second. I’d written about how I felt at the prospect of sharing details of my childhood to an audience of strangers. I’d spent time typing up notes…

Shattered Dreams: Dedicated To My Mum

Shattered Dreams started out as a short story, would you believe. It existed in its short form for some time before I decided to build on it and see what could happen for Kimberly. If you know me well, you will know the elements of the story which is similar to that of my own…

Parenthood & Perspective

It’s interesting to hear other people’s perspective of parenthood. Before I had children, I don’t think I was massively understanding of how parents feel or the barriers they faced. In fact, I believe I viewed having children as a barrier to life itself and the idea of being a mother didn’t appeal, especially after I’d…

Social Media: Word Power & Purpose

I’m a lover of social media networks and interacting with new people over the wonderful internet world. While I can be a little obsessive with inspirational and positive quotes, I’ve come to also love the journeys of other people who share snippets of their life on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I’m a writer, right? So I’d…

Why My Selfies Look So Good

Let me talk to you a little bit about my journey. When I met my ex, he said he was attracted to me by my curly hair. But slowly and surely, things started to change. His comments towards my clothing meant I started to change the way that I dressed. When he cheated on me…