Being sick – chronically – on and off in severity has made it that I too have had my fair share of endless isolation. Some of it in an attempt to not catch anything from others, most of it because I had NO energy/too much pain to do anything, or to try and leave theContinue reading “If you end up having to be isolated at home”
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Nearly another year older: 29 things to do by next year.
Tomorrow, I turn another year older into my late 20’s. Slowly, slowly edging ever more closer to 30. It’s crazy because I still feel 21 in my head. I still get I.D’d for booze at bars and if I’m really trying it on, I still get Teen cinema tickets at the local Odeon. But my lifeContinue reading “Nearly another year older: 29 things to do by next year.”
Every transformation that we are witness to changes the world, & this in turn, changes us: 3.5 weeks of lessons in PhD-kingdom
It’s only been basically 3.5 weeks of being an enrolled PhD student. And what is it teaching me? Well, I’m being schooled, once again. I keep being met with questions of what I’ve done – and I try to justify my lack of products with: “I’ve been doing it for 3 weeks?”… but people wantContinue reading “Every transformation that we are witness to changes the world, & this in turn, changes us: 3.5 weeks of lessons in PhD-kingdom”
“It’s called a hustle, sweetheart.” The resolutely difficult advice to follow.
To celebrate getting a PhD scholarship, I did what any normal adult would do. I went straight to the movies (one of my favourite things to do) and went to see Zootopia (or Zootropolis as it’s called in the UK). YOLO. During the movie, it became clear why I had been patiently awaiting the release ofContinue reading ““It’s called a hustle, sweetheart.” The resolutely difficult advice to follow.”
Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming
I recently received some incredible, completely surprising and insane(-ly good) news. As previously written on a few blog posts, I had applied for a PhD – not ever thinking I’d even get shortlisted, but I was happy with the learning process itself. Pushing myself forward, keeping my options open. Before I fell poorly, and myContinue reading “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming”
Smizz’s top movies from 2015
So each year I do my top 10 movies. 2015 has been a great year for females. So many strong female-led movies. And it’s about time! I love going to the movies, i love the anticipation of waiting to see a movie. However, this year I didn’t get much opportunity to see as many arthouseContinue reading “Smizz’s top movies from 2015”
Trying to Understand Early Russian Formalism & the Smizz Life
1. ABSENTATION: A member of a family leaves the security of the home environment Picture: It’s a few years ago. I left for America. I love America. Except I wasn’t leaving home on my usual terms. I was feeling super run-down. I had been having nightsweats, bone pain, this insane fatigue that wouldn’t subside. The UKContinue reading “Trying to Understand Early Russian Formalism & the Smizz Life”
Stuff I’ve been up to.
Recently my blog has been more of a memoir of life lessons, and my new found perspective via an unfortunate and debilitating health thing going on with me that I can’t seem to shake. Which means i’ve barely posted what I’ve been working on. So here’s a bunch of stuff I’ve been up to: House parties,Continue reading “Stuff I’ve been up to.”
See ya 2012, Aloha 2013!
2012 was the best year of my life so far, believe it or not. The new year always makes me real nervous because I dunno if i can handle the anxiety of living up to great stuff happening. I can be a bit of cynic. Great things can’t last forever, right? But all I canContinue reading “See ya 2012, Aloha 2013!”
Friendsgiving : Things in Life To Be Thankful For
On Thursday my amazing friends humoured me in re-doing our new Thanksgiving Tradition! We’re all British. Not one of us has American relatives, but we decided to do it because I’m a somewhat wanna-be New Yorker, and by the time November comes around, I’m already super missing the USA. My friends get this. I’m soContinue reading “Friendsgiving : Things in Life To Be Thankful For”