My favourite watch

I’ve been on the hunt for a new watch recently – and this had me thinking of what I want from a watch. I also remembered some of the watches I owned in my life, and I remembered them all fondly. So I started thinking about which one was my favourite from my collection. As…

Being unsure of what I want

I went to my home country last week. And I hadn’t been home in almost two years. Going home was both a blessing and a curse. I’ve been living in misery here for so long that I got used to it – life seemed normal, life seemed nice, life seemed adequate. But knowing “the good life”,…

Finding a place to call home

I thought that going back home rarely would help. That I’d get used to my life here so much that it would feel like a well-deserved holiday. I haven’t been home in almost two years (1 year and 9 months to be exact), and I was content with my life. I’ve been living in London…

5 Ways To Be More Productive

For those who know me, this title must seem extremely funny. I’m a procrastinator, I get distracted by everything. But I get the job done, quickly, efficiently and without faults. 1. Turn off your notifications. We all get Facebook or Whatsapp messages throughout the day, so try to minimise distraction by turning off your notifications….

Will I Find My Way Home?

So a friend called me yesterday and asked me if I would ever see myself live back home again. In the past years, I strongly believed that yes, I could go back home – I’d live close to my parents and not see them once every two years, I’d have either a job in the…

We need to stand up and start talking

It’s LGBTQIA+ month in the UK, and in light of what’s happening around the world, I think we should talk about this more than ever. Trump is going berserk in the US, Romania wants a law for ‘protecting’ the ‘traditional family’, gay people around the world are afraid to come out as they could be…

For all the parents with children living far away

I still need you, mom. Heck, I call you every morning when I wake up, when I leave work, and when I’m at home. We talk more now than we did when I lived at home. And I know it’s hard. I can’t imagine how hard it is for a parent to have their child…

Mornings are rough

I looked around. I couldn’t find my damn keys – why is it always the keys? What magical quality do they possess that they always disappear on me? Do I at least have my travelcard? Yes, yes, of course – after the ridiculous amount of money I paid for it, I’ll probably never forget that…

Is “dream job” a thing?

I was always afraid I wouldn’t do anything with my life. I never had a dream job growing up. I never found anything interesting. I dreaded the question “what would you like to be when you grow up?” I even dreaded the simpler question, “what’s your favourite subject in school?” I didn’t have an answer…

7 Ways I’m Trying to Make My Life Better in 2017

I’ve never made resolutions. I always found them unnecessary – if you want to change something, do you really need a new year to do so? Can’t you start whenever? However,this time I’m jumping on the resolutions train, as I’ve gone through a lot of changes in the past months – I’ve moved to another…

Ways to survive the Christmas holidays away from home

My initial plan for Christmas was to spend it alone at home. I didn’t have the funds to buy a ticket to go home, and everybody (well, the two people) I know in London were going home. But I decided to go to Birmingham to see my friend, even though her parents were coming over…

10 Ways a Night Owl Gets Ready for Work

I consider myself a night owl. Even now, when I go to bed at 10:30 (or that’s what I tell myself), and wake up at 7:23. I used to be one of those people that went to bed at 4 am on a good day and woke up at 11 am. I wrote my essays…