Practicing Self-Love When You’re Feeling Insecure

It takes someone incredibly insightful to recognise that I am not a very secure and self-loving person. On the outside, I’m this enthusiastic, overwhelmingly positive and confident being who loves to spread love and joy to others, yet on my worst days I’m overly-critical, jarringly negative and hurtful to myself. On my best days I…

Coping With Everyday Anxiety

Being in the midst of a transitional year is pretty tough for someone who isn’t very good at “going with the flow”. As much as I hate to admit it, I am definitely not an easygoing person. I wouldn’t say that I’m uptight, and I have moments of spontaneity and adventure, but I’m not good…

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting…

I’m dubbing this year “The Limbo Year”. The year in which I wait around for university offers and grades, not wanting to have too much hope, but also not wanting to despair too much either. The year started so optimistically. I had submitted my thesis early and had skipped off for a holiday expecting to…

Bragging Rights

I keep getting this sinking feeling, like I’m failing in life. Woah, drama queen (always). I’ve finished my Masters degree and since then I’ve felt like I’ve barely achieved anything, which is semi-ridiculous. I feel like a failure because I don’t have a “proper architecture job” or a drivers licence, I don’t blog enough and…

Notes On… Being Single

Oh hello there, long time no blog! I know, I know, you were all getting excited because it seemed like I was back to posting regularly and then, silence. Awkward. I do feel a little bad, but then, blogging is my hobby and I do it for enjoyment – so I allow myself to blog…

An EPIC Update

Hello, my lovely little readers, I’m back! With the most epic of updates just for you xoxo Yes, I know, I’m sorry for not posting since Christmas. I’m sorry I didn’t let anyone know where I was and what I was up to, but I figure you would work out that it was due to…

23 for 23 – How Did I Go?

Hello beautiful people! I hope you are all exceptionally well. I have been a very bad blogger as of late, and for that, I apologise. Love you, baes ❤ If you can remember back to the end of last year, I made a list of 23 goals to accomplish for my 23rd year on this…

Notes On… Sobbing Uncontrollably During ‘Inside Out’

NB: This post contains spoilers. So, watch the film! ❤ The other day I sat down to watch the beautifully animated Disney film ‘Inside Out’ expecting a fun, light hearted experience to relax to on my typically uneventful Friday night. I definitely did not expect that it would affect me in such a powerful way…

Little Life Changing Moments

Hello my friends and welcome back! Wondering where I’ve been? I spent the past month wrangling with cardboard, tape, paint, a big ass camera and a mountain of digital images in order to curate a final presentation; capping off 8 months of intensive design. The presentation went better than I could have ever hoped and…

Learning – A Mental Health Update

I’m sure many of you would have picked up on the fact that the past few months haven’t been great for me. They’ve been pretty miserable in all honesty. And not because my life has been bad, in fact – my life has been pretty awesome as of late – but because my depression and…

Sunday. Father’s Day?

Funny story. This morning I woke up early to cook waffles for my lovely Dad, as it’s Father’s Day today in NZ. I got downstairs to find that my Dad had eaten breakfast already and was about to leave the house. He had even made the waffle batter for his lazy children to cook up for him….

Happy First Birthday!

Today, ladies and gents, is My Name In Bold’s first birthday!!! I have been blogging about my life of boys, food, losing weight, gaining weight, life problems, university, mental health, food, and boys for a whole year. That’s a bit of an achievement. So snaps for me. Snaps to my blog because it can’t eat…