Update: University Projects & Other Endeavours

Apologies! I haven’t posted in a while, and will likely not be able to post as much for the time being as university work is completely crushing me right now! I am working on an animation project that was ideally meant to be completed last month but because I animated so many frames its taking…

Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think Of You

I feel there is something very important that people need to realise, and that is that we don’t need others’ approval to be happy. In fact, we will be most happy when we decide to live for ourselves, to live by our own values,  to stand by our values no matter what people might think…

Old Friends

In life, people come and go. Today I have been thinking a lot about the people who have come and gone in my life. Some of these people I would like to reconnect with but I don’t feel it would be appropriate to anymore. I still think about old friends, some I used to be…

Love and Compassion

In a world so full of hate and judging, sometimes it is hard to find love and compassion, especially within yourself. Look around and you will see hate everywhere, it only takes one look in the Youtube comments, or a look at the world and what is happening with IS, or the hate that many people…

Stereotypes

It frustrates me when people use stereotypes. I don’t think people realise how damaging stereotypes can truly be. Although they are used to be funny and to make a joke, often there is so much more that these stereotypes are doing than making people laugh. From AAUW (http://www.aauw.org/2014/08/13/why-stereotypes-are-bad/): A “stereotype” is a cognitive shortcut —…

Goodbyes

Goodbyes are hard. Often abrupt. Sometimes they are drawn out, like poison. Those are the most painful, the ones that you know are inevitable but you still try to stop them from coming to realisation anyway. I’ve had to say goodbye more times than I would like. And every time I lose a piece of…

My 21st Legend of Zelda Themed Birthday Party

Back in time a month, on the 21st November, I celebrated my 21st birthday (my actual birthday is the 26th November). I had a Legend of Zelda themed birthday party and it was wonderful. I got to share the day with wonderful friends and I was smiling the whole time! Mum made my decorations and…