Words

I want to write more and more but I feel like there is nothing I really want to write about. Anything that has happened in my life is either too sad to think about again, or brings back too much unresolved pain. I sit in front of my laptop with my fingers on the keys […]

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The ukulele

When things get bad, I often try and think of ways to distract myself from the bad. This leads to endless runs up and down my local hill, thinking sweating with help. I, like most teens will sometimes watch tv shows, or maybe if I’m in the mood I will clean my room whilst listening […]

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Depression.

So recently I have been feeling like absolute shit and noticed that I am indeed depressed. I know what you are thinking, she is over-reacting once again. But too be fair I have had a shitty last few weeks. My ex-boyfriend who I did love does not love me back, my sister needs to be […]

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world.

I want to help everyone in the world. I want to travel and be one with the earth. I want to volunteer overseas and away from small New Zealand. I want to rescue and revive animals. I want to transform the way the world views things. I want to teach children who deserve to be […]

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Stress

In life, I believe things always come in cycles. Some times these are bad cycles of despair, sorrow and loss. Others are full of happiness, love and joy. Right now i’m in the despair cycle. Filled with grief and sadness. But that is not what is picking at me. It is the stress I’m facing. […]

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The teen years

Making the most of the teenage years, So you imagined your teen life would be just like the movies. Parties, boys, trouble, it was the dream we all had. Until the unfortunate age where you would soon realise that ‘the teen years’ may not be the best years of your life despite what your mother […]

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A poem.

Every time. A poem by me Every time I close my eyes, I still see you Every time I get good news, I want to tell you Every time I see a bridge, I think of you Every time I cry, It’s because of you Every time I look at photos, I’m reminded of you […]

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I’m back

Hi there, This is more a reference for me in years to come but i am back after almost 2 years of being non-existent. I thought I would start by saying that I am sorry future me for not updating this. See i have this constant fear that i’ll forget everything that has ever happened […]

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Anxiety

Hello all, Today after a very tiring morning, I thought I better have a little chat about anxiety. For all that don’t know what anxiety it is, it is a feeling of unease, fear, panic or nervousness about a certain situation. I only have a very minor case of anxiety but it still affects me […]

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Who Wrote ‘Happy Birthday’?

Originally posted on Longreads:
Most musicologists who’ve traced the origins of “Happy Birthday” agree that its musical score dates back to the work of two Kentucky sisters in the late 19th century: Mildred Jane Hill (b.1859), and Patty Smith Hill (b.1868). After graduating as valedictorian of Louisville Collegiate Institute, Patty went on to be a…

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