21 of the best things I’ve ever done

  1. Visited New York
  2. Saw Sam Smith headline at V Festival
  3. Graduated from university with a 2.1
  4. Visited Prague
  5. Went bouldering
  6. Dyed my hair a crazy colour
  7. Moved out
  8. Visited Paris 
  9. Stayed in the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool
  10. Spent a day in Barcelona 
  11. Did a British Rock music legends tour
  12. Discovered a new band (Eliza and the Bear)
  13. Saw Let It Be, twice
  14. Met Jennifer Niven (my favourite author & idol)
  15. Read all the Harry Potter books
  16. Taught a class about Creative Writing to 10 year olds
  17. Completed a chefs course
  18. Participated in The Challenge
  19. Started a blog
  20. Enjoyed taking photographs
  21. Felt the fear and did it anyway 

Writing Challenge: Day Twenty-Five 

Someone who fascinates you and why… 

Honestly, someone who truly fascinates me is my friend Zoe. 

I will never understand how she can be so kind, so honest and so moral in such an awful world.

She is so strong, and so lovely and every little thing she does makes me feel so good about myself and so warm inside. She’s the light in the darkest corners of the earth and it always fascinates me how someone can just be so lovely. 

She is extraordinary. Zoe got injured a while ago, and she hasn’t been able to play rugby since, but she still shows up to her teams practises and shows the girls her support and helps in any way that she can. I would not be so graceful if the roles were reversed. 

She is a crazy talented writer, but she doesn’t think she is. Zoe makes everything seem lighter, and I will always be fascinated by her strength and her grace. 

Writing Challenge: Day Twenty-Two

How have you changed in the last three years? 

Since the beginning of university, I would say I am a completely different person. 

I don’t let people push me around anymore, I don’t let people walk all over me. I am so much stronger than I used to be.

University changed my life, in more ways than one. The first semester was Dark, in fact, when I think about it, all I can see is black. But then suddenly I can see a soft light again and I pushed myself into it. I got myself through the darkness.

Second year was really amazing. I had great friends, I was in a healthy state of mind, I found my writing niche. I was happy.

Nothing can beat my third year. I moved out, I matured, I grew up. I was anxious and quiet and sometimes rude but I was tough and I was strong. And I still am.

I will hold on to third year Josie for as long as I can, because she is a damn fighter and the greatest possible version of myself. 

Yes I will always see darkness, but most days I can see the sunshine. 

Writing Challenge: Day Seventeen

Highs and Lows of 2016. 


  • Graduating with a 2.1
  • Going to Prague
  • Going to Brighton
  • Teaching a class at BJS
  • Hosted many amazing house parties (esp Nemo’s 24th)
  • The summer ball and simmstock
  • Comiccon
  • Made some amazing friends this year (I see u Katy)
  • Dyed my hair some amazing colours
  • Spontaneous day trips to London
  • I came out 
  • I dated
  • I fell in love
  • Pokemon Go
  • Neko Atsume
  • Spending lots of time with my family
  • When Eloise came over to visit with her boys
  • When Teddie was born
  • Cut my hair
  • Went to parties where I didn’t know anyone and loved every second of it
  • Went bouldering for the first time 
  • Went hiking a lot


  • Death of some legends: Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Viola Beach, Prince and many others 
  • Graduating
  • Being unemployed in my career path 
  • Having to break up with the sweetest person because things got too serious too fast
  • No longer being a St Mary’s student
  • My anxiety was at an all time high 
  • My heart got broken
  • Brexit
  • Donald Trump is a thing
  • Hillary Clinton isn’t that great of an alternative
  • So many terrorist attacks
  • Poor Syria
  • North Korea
  • Moved back in with my parents after having so much freedom for a year (I still love you guys, I just love living in my own space too) 

Writing Challenge: Day Fifteen

15 interesting facts about me… 

  1. I love making lists.
  2. I secretly love dating.
  3. I low-key believe in star signs.
  4. I think I’ve already met the person I’m going to marry.
  5. My friends mean everything to me.
  6. I am a bisexual.
  7. I’m a pretty decent writer.
  8. I don’t feel like myself unless I have pastel hair.
  9. I caught the travel bug.
  10. I also caught the tattoo bug.
  11. I will fully admit to being a hipster.
  12. I hate being away from my mum for too long.
  13. I’m actually a lot funnier than people expect me to be.
  14. I love watching modern crime television series.
  15. Autumn is my favourite season. 

Writing Challenge: Day Twelve

Bullet point your whole day.

  • Wake up (9.30am)
  • Check social media
  • Brush teeth
  • Shower
  • Get dressed
  • Eat breakfast
  • Watch Scream Queens
  • Check social media
  • Put a load of washing in 
  • Write (maybe?)
  • Eat lunch
  • Check social media
  • Pack bag for work
  • Walk to work (40 minutes)
  • Deposit wages into bank 
  • Buy an apple & a banana
  • Work for 5 hours
  • Check social media
  • Get the bus home
  • Eat dinner, alone
  • Check social media
  • Tidy my room
  • Watch a movie
  • Check social media (this could take 2-3 hours)
  • Read some of my book
  • Go to bed (midnight) 

Writing Challenge: Day Ten

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why? 

I think the dream is to be a successful novelist. I could write Young Adult fiction, cater to the writing style that I love to read so much, and maybe save someone’s life like so many of my favourite authors saved mine. 

But when I’m older, once I’ve made my fortune and had my children and married the love of my life, I want to own my own bookstore. A bookstore with a built in cafe, and comfy seating areas, beanbag chairs and stacks and stacks and stacks of books all over the place. 

That is how I wish my life my life would end up. 

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