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How to survive quarantine with your family

How to survive quarantine with your family

It's coming into the third or fourth week of social distancing and isolation for a lot of people in the UK, and the cabin fever is kicking in for most. My household currently consists of my parents, my younger brother and his girlfriend, and I; we haven't really argued yet. I've had a think about [...]

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

If you leave your home to exercise at present, you'll definitely feel the lack of life on the streets. What you might notice a little more, however, is that the people you do encounter are far friendlier than usual. The UK as a whole is a very polite, yet moody, nation. If you've ever been [...]

Ways to practise self-care while self-isolating

Ways to practise self-care while self-isolating

Photo: coyot - Pixabay If you're amongst the hundreds of thousands of us who are either on lockdown or voluntarily self-isolating, you are technically alone, but we're all in this together. Virtually. Following the closure of all restaurants and bars, like many others, I am now temporarily out of work. For those of us whose [...]

A journalist trying to get her big break

A journalist trying to get her big break

Yep, that's me. I live and breathe journalism, understanding and reporting the truth. I have submitted countless job applications and been invited to a few interviews - I'm just waiting on one person to take a chance on this lowly Gen Z with dreams of becoming a hotshot journo. You might not care for the [...]

Who am I?

Who am I?

Journalist, content creator, waitress Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I'm exactly as described above, and I'm here to document the realities of being a creative in a 9-to-5 world where I also need to make money. I’m just getting this new [...]