September as a time of change

September as a Time of Change | Lifestyle and Update

Despite all the mantras of ‘new year, new me’ and the New Year’s resolutions that pop up all over the place, I find September is more a time of change than January. I know  I’m not the only one who thinks this - come on, put your hands up too! I can chalk this down…

Why I Love Being an Introvert (and You Should Too!) | rosie abigail

Does anyone else feel like this is a bit of an extrovert’s world? No shade at those 50% of people who are extroverts. I mean, look at the phrase ‘living life to the full’. That makes me think of people who ignore regrets, make friends everywhere they go, always having their communication brain and raring…

Post-COVID Bucket List - rosie abigail

Post-COVID Bucket List! | Travel, Life, Creativity…

(Well, I don't know if we'll ever be post-COVID, but you know what I mean...) Ya’ll ever get stuck thinking about your achievements and goals in life? Oh, that’s just my highly anxious brain? Ah. Right… Nah, I know we all get caught up in thinking about what we’ve done in life, or what we…

Flaylay of Rosie's hand around a blue mug, whilst she wears her engagement ring. There are pink and white flowers on the left.

Whoops… I Got Engaged! | rosie abigail

Well, it looks like I’ve had to move my blogging schedule around again. No, it’s not because I’ve got lockdown brain and writer’s block this time; it’s because I got engaged! Surprise, world! It was a complete and utter (but welcome) surprise. After being with my boyfriend for five and a half years, living together…

Five Small But Sustainable Changes You Can Make | rosie abigail

Five Small But Sustainable Changes You Can Make | rosie abigail

I’m gonna come straight out and say it - if you aren’t making some sustainable changes to your life, what the heck are you doing? I’m not on about turning your life upside down, living in a vegan tree-house in the forest, and turning your toilet into a compost pile. I mean, smaller, more realistic…

Make A Rented House a Home!

Make A Rented House (or Flat) A Home! | Lifestyle & Decor

I imagine there’ll be a few people going “why is she writing about this? I thought she just talked about books and allergies”. Well, let me tell you - I am the queen of making rented accommodation a home. Well, not the queen, but I’m pretty darn skilled at it.  From university accommodation to living…

Antidepressants and Me - Sertraline

Antidepressants and Me | rosie abigail

Salbutamol and Seretide for asthma, antihistamines and adrenaline for allergies, Codeine and Prednisolone for flare ups, and Sertraline for my brain. More specifically, Sertraline for chronic anxiety and clinical depression. Those are the medications that rattle around in my bag and go with me wherever I go. I’m kind of a package deal - “The…

How to Get Yourself Feeling Creative! | rosie abigail

Anyone else feeling like they are stuck in a creative rut at the moment? Oh, you mean the whole of the world feels the same thanks to a global pandemic? Yeah, I thought so. Being creative is a pretty large part of my life; I run this blog, a theatre company, work on my bullet…

Three Weeks into Isolation | rosie abigail

With all this “free”/locked at home time, I’ve been in a little battle with myself. On one side, I have my anxiety fueled, workaholic self, who is annoyed that I haven’t been productive. Then on the other side, I have my self-care driven self, who is pushing for more naps and more snacks. Sometimes, the scales tip and I end up falling down one of those holes. But for the most part, I’ve been finding joy in balancing between the two! Although normal life has been pushed to the side, I’m beginning to get a kind of new normal routine, balancing my productive and self-care priorities. So, let me tell you what I’ve been up to in these weeks of self-isolation, between working from home, looking out of the window, and video calling my family.