Lifestyle, personal

New Year’s Goals for Exploration

As you'll know if you've been following my blog for a while, each year I set myself goals. These goals usually relate to my personal life, writing, work, and health, and are usually tied together by a common theme. This year's theme is exploration. I spent a lot of last year trying to find my… Continue reading New Year’s Goals for Exploration

Geek Culture, Lifestyle, me, personal

A look back at my highlights of 2018

Since it's getting towards the end of the year, it's time to look back on some of my personal highlights of 2018.

Geek Culture, Lifestyle, me

Six Nerdy New Year’s Resolutions

My nerdy goals for the new year.


Top 5 Wednesday: Reading Resolutions

In my first Top 5 Wednesday for several months, I present my reading resolutions for 2018.


2017 Goals: How Did I Do?

As it approaches the end of the year, I look back at the goals I set for 2017, and whether I've managed to achieve these.


My New Year’s Goals for a Happier Me

Here are five things that will make me happier this year.


On New Year’s Resolutions and Feeling Like a Failure

"I've always felt like a failure inside if I'm not already a success, if that makes any sense." -Felicia Day, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) I'm a perfectionist, and the way I sometimes see it, a failure until proven otherwise. And it’s a curse. I've drafted out this blog post three or four… Continue reading On New Year’s Resolutions and Feeling Like a Failure


Being A Quitter: Not Necessarily a Failure

A couple of days ago, I handed in my notice at my part-time job. I'd been thinking of doing it for a while, but it took me a few weeks to really commit to the motion. I'm not a quitter, I told myself at the first thoughts of giving it up after only a few months in the job, I don't quit things: I worked hard to get here. I owe it to myself to stick it out. Winners never quit. The cliches flew through my head, and I'm not the only one thinking about quitting right now: New Year's resolutions are slowly fading away, with more and more people dropping out of my previously oversubscribed exercise classes (I won't lie, I wasn't a fan of the overcrowding). We could all benefit from considering why we quit things, when quitting is a good thing, and when it's not.