What it’s like writing personal stuff on the Internet

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A little over a month ago, I pitched a feature story to a website that I’m a fan of, Hello Giggles. It’s a women’s lifestyle website with plenty of interesting, first-person stories about the highs and lows of life for women of my general demographic, mixed with op-ed style pieces about current affairs that relate to women, and lighter, fun, humorous articles reminiscent of Buzzfeed (but with more depth). Anyway, I really like the site, and as an aspiring writer seeking a little bit of exposure, I was over the moon when they agreed to publish it.

Despite my impending Internet fame and glory, however, I couldn’t really tell many people about it – because I didn’t want them to read it. The story I sent to Hello Giggles was about what it’s like to have your first kiss in your twenties. Continue reading


Reading, writing, rest and relaxation retreat

reading writing rest port macquarie holiday

I went away for five days to Port Macquarie, and it was glorious. My goal was to get started writing a few pieces to later submit to various publications, to get through reading some books, and to just relax as much as possible. To this end, I did a lot of beachgoing, went for walks, and sat in various cafes with my laptop to partake in coffee and/or delicious food while writing. Continue reading