The 30 day challenge is something that is used a lot usually to cement a new habit, make a lifestyle change, or achieve a goal. If you google the phrase, you tend to find a series of workout regimes and weight loss advice. My kind of 30 day challenge is one I have designed myself, … Continue reading 30 Day Challenge – Can You Keep Up?
It's the first weekend of the New Year and I'm wondering if you've managed to stick to your New Year's Resolutions over the past five days. Did you get up early this morning and go to the gym like you promised your other half when you bought the membership? Did you stick to soda and … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolutions
As I rose to my feet and looked around, courtiers stared at me with mouths covered and eyes wild with fear. I caught a glimpse of my mother clutching my father's arm as he rested a shaking palm on Alicante's head. The beautiful hound panted loudly but remained motionless. As Griffin stepped towards me I … Continue reading Chapter Five: Family Matters
Happy New Year! It's finally 2019 and by international annual tradition we are all granted a do-over. It doesn't matter if you didn't achieve your goals or stick to last year's resolutions, we can just make new ones! And if you're like me and cannot stick to a resolution for toffee, you might be interested … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I tried to run forwards to Griffin's side but my mother's hands wrapped around my arm, yanking me back to my place. Wordlessly, she dug her nails into my skin and we both watched as my father declared Francis the winner and called for medics. The scene blurred past me as if I weren't a … Continue reading Chapter Four: Inconsistent Identity
I cannot believe it is September next week! I took the week off from blogging to clear my head and prepare for an exam, and in all honesty I didn't have a clue what I wanted to write. This post, however, is something a little new for my usual blog. This is a wrap up … Continue reading A Summer’s End
I wiped tears from my eyes and turned to look at Griffin. He stood quietly next to my empty throne, his eyes intently on mine. He descended the stairs and stood before me, wordless. “Thank you. I don’t know how to repay you” I whispered, stepping into his arms. As my grandfather’s image faded, the … Continue reading Chapter Three: Three Warnings
Today's post is part of a two-post collaboration with the wonderful Benet Stoen. She approached me a couple of weeks ago to combine our minds on the age old protagonist/antagonist challenge. Plenty of people offer advice on how an antagonist should be credible, or how a protagonist shouldn't be perfect. So if you'd like to … Continue reading 5 Tips to Create a Strong Antagonist
Defiance and agitation interrupted my sleep that night. Waking up was not a choice but the sunrise beckoned me from the comfort of my sheets. I combed through my memories of dancing and drinking until I found my mother’s warning. Rarely did she express an opinion that contradicted my own, and yet she was adamant … Continue reading Chapter Two: Flawed Expectations
According to mental heath charity Mind; 1 in 4 people in the U.K. will experience a mental health problem every year. 1 in 6 people will report a common mental health problem (such as depression or anxiety) every week. Just like the common cold, there is no cure. Instead we are offered methods to alleviate, … Continue reading Anxiety: The Common Cold of Mental Health