They allow me to continue to believe in myself even when I can barely smile.

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On the 10th of May 2020, I wrote out a page of the list of things I was feeling, that I was positive for, and the things I wanted to put positive energy out for.

Since then, I have been writing out positive affirmations every single day, and I have…

The constant struggle with variations of the English language

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“There are multiple grammatical mistakes in your piece. Please review and correct them before resubmitting to our publication.” I have heard this on several occasions when submitting an article somewhere (not exclusively on Medium).

Most of the time, this will include words written in British English, rather than American English…

Meditations on the breakups of friendships

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Why do you only hear about romantic relationships ending?

Previously, I had been wondering if friendships are like relationships. You always hear, see and read about relationships, and how they end.

Someone cheats.

Someone no longer carries the same feelings.

Someone’s personality changes so much that it no longer aligns…

Editors don’t always know best, but they can improve

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Editors are everywhere. Editors are not just the people who read a manuscript and put red all over it. Editors deal with many types of content; online, beta, fiction, non-fiction, B2B or B2C (business-to-business or business-to-customer), etc.

I have worked with many types of editors over the years. I have…

And other things I hear, living with chronic pain at 24 years old

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  • Hot or cold patches for joints & ice packs
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • A crutch or a knee brace, worn almost daily
  • Lubricant injections
  • The question of surgery and whether it’s an option for me (hint: the answer is always no.)
  • Constantly looking for new homeopathic treatments for my knee
  • Pushed over…

How completing an English course at university level helped my writing

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I have been writing since before I knew how to spell. I was always scribbling words, writing stories made up of gibberish. It didn’t matter what I was writing about, it just mattered that I was writing. This stuck with me throughout my entire childhood and straight into adulthood now…


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