The Beauty of Living

The Beauty of Living

It is easy to dwell on regret and imagine a life we aren't living, imagining that every decision we ever made has determined the path of our lives. What if I had continued dancing and became a performer? If I paid attention in school, what I have become an academic or a scientist? The plain [...]

Winning When the World Lost

Winning When the World Lost

To sum up this year so far, I would say it's been pretty shit. Now more than ever, it was (and still is) so important to take care of ourselves and each other. Although the obvious circumstances weren't ideal, I found this year allowed me to spend time doing things that truly bring me joy. [...]

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Life almost flashes before your eyes when you turn another year older. As I sit here now, patiently waiting for my 22nd birthday tomorrow, I'm confronted with all of the people, experiences and events that have shaped me into who I am today. While at first I thought I hadn't achieved a great deal in [...]

When There Aren’t Enough Lifeboats

When There Aren’t Enough Lifeboats

When anxiety hijacks my brain, a part of my mind realises what is happening and tries to jump onto the nearest lifeboat to safety. Sometimes we make it there, maybe sweating a little, but the worst has been avoided. Other days, we leave stragglers behind to drown when there just aren't enough lifeboats to save [...]

I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie

I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie

You other brothers can't deny! If you know me, follow me (on the internet, not in real life) or have heard of me, you are likely to know I don't mind a good book or two... hundred. You know that urge you get once you've finished an insane Netflix series and you just HAVE to [...]

The Expectations of Growing Up

The Expectations of Growing Up

Growing up is weird. Am I an adult or still a child as I make my way through my twenties? People around me are getting married, having children and buying houses whilst I don't even like to make my own doctors appointments. As soon as you hit 21, it's like society delivers a gift at [...]

Addressing Cancel Culture

Addressing Cancel Culture

One mistake, one bad judgement, does not and cannot define a person. If it did, wouldn't we all be terrible people? I am no stranger to having my dirty laundry aired, so to speak, for the internet to see and hate me for. When screenshots from a private conversation are surprisingly made public, there's not [...]

Good Things Cannot Be Forced

Good Things Cannot Be Forced

First and foremost, a lot has happened in the short time I have been gone. I hope you and your close ones are well and safe, and for the first time in a long time, I have no words. I hope Sincerely, E can be a distraction - a place that is positive and enlightening [...]

A Hiatus.

A Hiatus.

I knew, deep down, when One Direction went on "hiatus" in 2016, they were never coming back. "A hiatus is just a break, they'll be back!", everyone said. And look where we are now. Forever a One Direction-less Directioner. This will be a short post, because unlike Harry, Niall, Liam, Zayn and Louis, I am [...]

From 12 to 21: The Lessons I’ve Learned

From 12 to 21: The Lessons I’ve Learned

Half of my life has been spent writing stories on the internet. I was only 12 years old when I stumbled across this story-telling portion of the web - there were a few other blogs floating about at the time, but nobody really knew what they were. And here we still are, hundreds of articles [...]