I seem to be a sucker for a reboot. After watching the trailer for the reboot of Gossip Girl, I wasn’t too sure if I would be interested in watching, but my curiosity got the better of me, and I started watching the first episode (and have subsequently watched every episode). Right after I caught up on the two episodes of the iCarly reboot that I hadn’t watched yet.
Reboots can be a contentious things, there have been some that have either been terrible and cancelled or just highly criticised. I remember when the Charmed reboot was announced, and the…
I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time taking all the generation quizzes and looking up all the different definitions of the generations, only to come away even more confused about where I sit.
Turns out I’m both, sort of.
Urban Dictionary describes Zillenials as a micro generation of those born from 1993–1998. Basically the last years of the Millennials and the first of the Gen Z.
I first learnt of this term on Tik Tok, someone had included in in their hashtags, and it caught my eye. I then read Emily Warna’s Medium article. She describes the Zillenial as “a unique…
When I finished university at the end of 2019 I planned to take some time off, little did I know that that period of “time off” would turn into almost 2 years.
I had grand plans to get a job and make change in my chose industry, I had complete a Masters to back up my thought processes, I had ways to build something that could have made a difference. But life had other plans. My lack of “practical” experience meant I missed out on the limited jobs that were open, and then COVID hit which meant everything in my industry…
I’ve been thinking about this recently while on my job hunt. Remember when you were a kid and asked what you wanted to be when you grew up and you were told to dream big?
I wonder now if what was originally seen as a question to help broaden our horizons as kids, as adults just work to set unrealistic expectations on our lives, and places pressure on us to define ourselves through these unrealistic career goals. Which leaves little space to define ourselves by other interests, and who we are as people and what our purpose is.
Does chasing a ‘dream’…
“There is no official diagnosis of post-graduation depression. No research. No formal studies” — Haydee Alonso.
I think my post-grad depression kicked in not long before I graduated from my undergrad. Everyone was looking forward to graduating. I wasn’t. I was dreading it. I carried this shame for not being overjoyed and sharing in everyone else’s elation. But I also knew at that stage that I was planning on going back to university and doing post-grad. So I didn’t sit in the depression very long, as come February 2018 I was back at university.
When I finished my thesis at…
I am not a salad person, I just don’t like lettuce at all. So whenever Summer comes around I usually stick to coleslaw and potato salad. But this Summer I wanted to branch out and find some salad-y recipes that weren’t a standard green salad. So I scoured the internet and found these amazing-looking recipes and thought I would share them with you.
Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto salad
This recipe inspired this article, I saw this salad on Instagram and thought I need to make that and then find more recipes like it. …
My goal of reading 50 books this year is a long way off, but I’m hoping these books with fill my summer, get me closer to the goal and set me on the right path to meet that goal next year.
A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu
I’ve been reading this since September and have struggled to really get into it. Not sure if it’s the story or that I haven’t been able to sit and read a nice big chunk of it. Anyway, this is on my list to finish this summer.
Ghosts by Dolly…
2020 has been an absolute shit show.
But moving into 2021 I’m trying to slow down and not let that voice in my head that is screaming at me to catch up in 2021 and achieve the things I should have in 2020. Instead I’m going lean into 2021 and not set any long-term goals for the year.
This year has taught us that life and normality at the moment is fluid and can change at the drop of a hat and that being adaptable is the name of the game at the moment.
It’s going to take time to…
When Auckland went into lockdown for the second time this year, I felt more prepared with what to expect and what kind of expectations to have of myself. In lockdown 1.0 I had a big long list of things to do and books to read, but at the end of the day we were in the middle of a global pandemic and if you want to sit around and do nothing that’s okay. I read a little less than I did in lockdown 1.0 but started listening to more podcasts, which was nice, it was nice to listen to someone…
I was an avid reader as a kid. According to my Mum I would come home from school and tell her I wanted to read on my own because we had been read to enough at school.
When I was in high school I kind of just stopped reading as heavily as I used to and this continued into university. …