Pause, Friend

Dear reader,

Given I am a university student, I have the honour of going through exams twice (who am I kidding, *thrice) a year. Even though I have a whole bunch of posts lined up and ready to go, I have made the decision not to post anything from now on until the end of June. I could give you a whole bunch of sophisticated reasons for this, but the truth is that I just get too excited (or disappointed) about how many views I get, and I need my full attention to go to studying, not to OMG I GAINED TWO FOLLOWERS AND I GOT TWENTY MORE VIEWS THAN I DID ON MY PREVIOUS POST.

I will see (read: write to) you all again from the 27th of June onwards. Thank you for understanding, and good luck to all of those who have to go through the same misery as me next month.

’til then, yo-ho,

  • L. Parole

The Academic “I”

Being in my second year at University, I’ve written quite a few papers by now, and I’ll probably have to write a whole bunch more the upcoming years. One of the first things we were taught to avoid when writing an academic essay, is the use of the personal pronoun “I”. They tell us this makes our texts seem too personal and thus less academic – and I’ve had enough of that. I think it’s complete and utter bullshit.

Overcoming Speaking Anxiety

The Princess Saves Herself in This One and Milk and Honey. Both Tumblr classics, but to me they are more than just that: both poem collections talk about women who struggled to find their voice, but found it eventually anyway – and that, my dear friends, is something I can strongly relate to. I used to be so shy that “introverted” doesn’t even cover it. I was sincerely scared to talk, but look at me now – do I ever even shut up? To help those that can relate to the extreme introversion I experienced, I decided to write down how I overcame it.

Unblock Yourself 101

As you may have noticed, I did not post a single blogpost last week. I mentioned on my Facebookpage that that was because of school – but that wasn’t the entire truth. I usually have no problem coming up with a post three hours before the deadline. However, the main reason I couldn’t do so last week was because I just really had no clue what to write about. I found dozens of topics, but none about which I could fluently write an interesting post. I was stuck in a block I could not get out of.