Tag: life

The Highlight Reel

Life isn’t a highlight reel, yet why do I, like so many others, feel the need to pretend like it is? In many ways, curating a highlight reel feels a whole lot like losing your grip of reality. On a surface level, it’s easy to believe that this will make you happier. But the highlight…

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Everything Has Changed

To my Flat 17 gals, this is my post for you. Thank you for changing my life. When I arrived in the city, I didn’t know who I was, only the person I wanted to be. And you helped me find her. Everything has changed, yet I’m supposed to pretend as if my life is…

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A Little Bittersweet

In exactly three weeks, I’ll have packed up and left Edinburgh behind for a few months, a year, or potentially for good. In truth, I don’t know when, or if ever, I’ll be able to call this city home again. In a way, I’m just grateful that I got the chance to call it home…

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What is normal?

Normal Adjective “conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected” What is normal in a world that disguises subjectivity as fact? Before the pandemic, I had my own idea of normal. A few months into the lockdown, my mindset started to shift. Like a John Green novel, the emotions came slowly, and then all at…

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The Life Plan

“To base happiness on a life plan is to exist in a vacuum.Sooner or later, you have to break free. ~ M. A. The notorious life plan. The one where I expected to be married by twenty-five, working my dream job fresh out of university, all whilst travelling the world and buying a house before…

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