Is this goodbye?

I’ve been blogging for a few years and explored a number of topics, including writing, mental health and domestic violence. I’ve written empowerment posts, shared writing tips and invited you to join my online writing group.  I’ve maintained a level of consistency and then abandoned blogging altogether. I underestimated how studying for my degree would…

Why I Started Blogging

I know there are people who blog with the intent to be successful, but I didn’t really have a plan. Why I started blogging I wrote long statuses on Facebook and decided I needed another avenue to get my words out into the world. I was told often enough that my writing was inspirational, so…

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Social media can trick you into believing you really know a person, but do you really know me? I’m a private person but I’ve been thinking about sharing more of my story online. I’ve had an incredible response to anything personal I’ve ever posted, from mental health, bereavement, domestic violence, you (yes, YOU, dear reader)…

Single Mum at University: FREE DOWNLOAD

It’s no secret that I have big dreams. Or at least, I had big dreams and I have achieved them all. I’ve just finished studying a Creative and Professional Writing degree and I’m beginning to feel like a champ for balancing my studies while being a mum. A few weeks ago I wrote a three-part…

What to do when you feel lost

Do you ever feel like you never really get to know yourself? That you’re always growing and developing and learning and reflecting and recovering from something? The world is ready and waiting to tell you who you are, pop you into a box with a label you never asked for, so you can spend a…

Can we talk?

I’ve been watching you. Not in a weird, stalker kind of way, but in awe. I don’t know how you do it. I don’t know how you went through that, and still get up every day. Even on the days you stay in bed, there’s still a glimmer of hope in your eyes, a passionate…

Single mum at University: My Story (PART THREE)

Read Part Two here. I’ve had to manage my uni work around my girls and everything else that I do (blogging, podcasting, events, coaching, workshops etc). Here’s how I do it: Make the most of the time spent at on campus. This means going to the library in between lectures, using the printing facilities, researching…

Single mum at University: My Story (PART TWO)

Read Part One here. I arrived at university expecting to learn how to be smart. I remember feeling intimidated at the prospect of interacting with people who were much more intelligent than me. I worried I’d come across common and uneducated, that my small vocabulary would prevent me from entering any kind of dialogue with…

Single mum at University: My Story (PART ONE)

In short, yes it can. But I will elaborate. Here’s my story. (This is a three-part series) I’m currently in the last few weeks of studying for a Creative and Professional Writing degree at the University of Wolverhampton, and I can’t quite believe that I’m at this point. Though it’s been three long years, it’s…