Eighteen

"For a minute there I thought you might be in love with me or something" You said staring at me with those wide eyes and questioning glance. And for a millisecond my heart was in my throat and I blinked twice thinking shit how am I going to get out of this one. And then [...]

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Forget how life is supposed to be

Forget about all the deadlines. The early morning starts. The running for the bus. The homework due in. The nine to five. The rush rush rush. Forget about all the things you have to run around and do in the day just to end exactly where you started. Back. In. Bed. Forget about being who [...]

New Year’s Day

It's January 1st. It's a new day. It's a new month. It's a new year. You could even say it's a new me. There's glitter on my floor from last night. From when I spilt my loose eye shadow all over the floor in a rush to get ready for pre drinks. Flash forward to [...]

All too well

I woke up one day to you simultaneously ringing my doorbell and calling me on the phone. I jolted awake so confused that I started saying "hello" to a phone I hadn't even clicked answer on. Messy hair, Christmas pyjamas (yes still), red dressing gown and with only one slipper on I sprinted down the [...]

He was the boy that I loved before

There is a place we have been before. A place to watch sunsets and sit wrapped in a blanket just watching the world go by. A place where the wind blows my hair in to your face and you roll your eyes and put your arms round me to keep me warm. A place where [...]

Best friends can break your heart too

What should I do with the framed photo I have of us on my shelf? What should I do with the photos all over my social media of us with captions of "I love you" and "She's my best friend" plastered all over them. What should I do when it's your birthday? Am I supposed [...]

What it feels like to actually start to move on

Moving on is not like a birthday or Christmas that you can count down the days until and mark it on the calendar. And you can't call up your friends in advance and plan something to celebrate. You can't plan for it and you certainly can't conclude it by blowing a candle or pulling a [...]