Tourist in my own city: the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

It's been almost a year since I wrote a post on this blog and what a year it has been. I hit the one-year-recovery-from-depression mark, landed a job in Washington DC and moved to the USA. It sure was an eventful year and I couldn't be more proud of myself. Inspired by the I Heart My City... Continue Reading →

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A word a week photo challenge: the favourite mountain

This is the last post in my Weekly Writing Challenge: Using Forms Creatively trilogy. The challenge was to use a custom form in a post and write a second post based on the information you collect from your form. I added a custom form to my submission for the Word a week challenge: Mountain, asking my readers to pick... Continue Reading →

A word a week photo challenge: Mountain, the half time score

Last Monday, I published a selection of mountain photos as my submission for the Word a week challenge: Mountain. As part of the Weekly Writing Challenge from the Daily Post, I added a form at the end of my post asking my readers about their favourite photo in my submission. On Friday, I will publish... Continue Reading →

A word a week photo challenge: Mountain

This week I am going to combine a few photo challenges with this week's Weekly Writing Challenge: Using Forms Creatively from the Daily Post. The writing challenge is to add contact forms to a post this week and write a second post based on the information you collect from your form. My idea for this... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

This week's photo challenge from the Daily Post inspired me to write about the loves of my life. Love comes in many different shapes; from people to animals, from old to new, from far away to close by. Love is always around, but most appreciated in difficult times. For me, it took battling a depression... Continue Reading →

Things I wish I were able to tell my younger self

If only I were able to travel back in time, I would whisper to the little child in me: "No worries, everything will be fine! You know, when your parents send you to your room, it's not because they don't love you anymore. It just means you have been naughty and deserve a time out.... Continue Reading →

Weekly photo challenge: Foreign

This weeks photo challenge from The Daily Post is Foreign. I went through my photos looking for things out of the ordinary and for things typical for a country. One of the fun things of traveling is discovering new cultures and environments. In the end, I decided to go for typically Scottish. Typically Scottish  ... Continue Reading →

Cherishing the darkest times in my life

Fighting with yourself is a battle you can never win For a large part of my life, I've been fighting depression, struggling with insecurities and worrying about fitting in.To be honest, I've been in denial and fighting against myself since puberty. Last year, I hid rock bottom. I was so tired of fighting, I gave... Continue Reading →

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