Maybe It’s Time To Try Something New

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty unmotivated. Not just with my work, but with everything. I don’t know if it’s due to the lockdown, or the lack of routine I have right now, or if it’s related to my mental health, or if I’ve just been so busy that I finally burned myself out. Maybe it’sContinue reading “Maybe It’s Time To Try Something New”

The Graduation That Never Was

This last Tuesday was my graduation from university. Not to toss my own cap or anything, but I somehow managed to achieve a first-class bachelor’s degree from one of the best universities in the world. I’m proud of myself. But, thanks to the current pandemic, I won’t get the chance to don the cap andContinue reading “The Graduation That Never Was”

The Family That Games Together

This week has been a strange one indeed! My adventures in job hunting continue. As do my adventures in homeschooling. (I know, it’s summer, but we’re ever so slightly behind, ok?) I almost wound up in hospital at one point. (Honestly I’m fine, don’t panic.) And I also found out what grade I got fromContinue reading “The Family That Games Together”

How to Do Everything

(or not care that you can’t do everything) A few weeks back I received an email from one of my university professors asking if I’d like to submit a poem for a special feature in The Manchester Review about writing in the pandemic. The poem I submitted, which was later published in the feature, wasContinue reading “How to Do Everything”

The Graduate Mother

As the final year of my undergraduate degree drew to a close I would like to say that I felt nervous, but the truth is that I had been feeling nervous for the past 4 years. Deciding to return to education as a mature student with a husband, children and a bottomless laundry basket wasContinue reading “The Graduate Mother”