• My New Year’s Reflections (yes, I know it’s October)

    Today is an important day for me. It’s a milestone, a reminder and a benchmark. That is why I was compelled to pull something together at the very last minute to share. One year ago, I moved out of my flat and in to a professional house-share in Birmingham. I left my great job at BMet, I started a new one at Transport for West Midlands, and I came to terms with the fact that, for the first time, I was flying solo in Birmingham. For many I think that the New Year will be the appropriate time to reflect…

  • In response to ‘The Ultimate Break Up Playlist’

    Break-ups are truly some of the most horrible experiences you’ll have in your life, particularly if your emotional connection to the other person was strong. There are many coping mechanisms when it comes to ‘moving on’ and processing all of…

  • Learning to Love Again + My Return to Poetry

    It has been just over a year since I posted any new content on this site! I realise, time and time again, how I fall victim to the trap of writers block and how serious it can be. Once again,…

  • How I discovered the greatest obstacle to happiness

    I have been living in and around Birmingham for just under 2 years, and in that time I have gone through several periods of change. I’d be lying if I said that there weren’t some blind stumbles, because there have been many. There have…

  • Leaving University? 10 Tips for Getting A Job

    If you’ve just finished University and you’re not part of the minority who have a job upon leaving, DO NOT PANIC! You will probably be ridden with dread and anxiety at this current time, and seeing other people walk in…

  • Motivation Through Movies

    What makes a memorable movie? For me, it’s one that I can watch and find a relation with – a shared feeling. For example, one may come away from ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ feeling as though they’d witnessed their own…

  • Poetry Meets Charity

    As I’m sure you’re all aware, I published my first book of poetry last month, with the promise of donating 100% of the proceeds to Shelter – a charity I am very passionately about. So far, there have been two…

  • The First Martyr of the Easter Rising

    Patrick Pearse stood by the steps of the General Post Office (G.P.O.) on O’Connell Street and declared that “the Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman.” Masses of people lined the streets…

  • My Granddad

    Earlier this week, I said goodbye to one of my favourite people. My grandfather, Francis Phillips, was a unique character. Of all the people I’ve met who knew him, not a bad word could be said against him. He had…