A Post-Holiday Perspective

Does anyone else feel refreshed after a holiday? Even though I came back from Paris rather exhausted, I was mainly really motivated to make more progress into becoming the person I wanted to be. It’s a dream of mine to live in Paris as a classy, sophisticated woman but I know I’m not going to…

The Power of a Setback

Setbacks can be far too powerful. Weeks worth of effort and progress towards becoming a person that I’m proud of can all vanish after one day and over the past few weeks I’ve had so many setbacks that they almost pushed me to the point of giving up. Trying to get through a bad day…

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Two weeks ago my friend Sarah and I went to an exhibition titled, ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted,’ created by Mhairi Bell-Moodie at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh. The exhibition featured portraits of 25 different women and told their stories of how they fought and survived traumatic events such as rape, abuse, child loss and illness….

Starting to Lose a Little Motivation

When I wrote my first Progress Update I decided to put it off for a week because I was ill and very much down in the dumps. By doing so, I thought I would create a more optimistic post that didn’t just focus on everything that hadn’t gone according to plan and, thankfully, it seemed…

New Brand, New Me

Around a month or so ago I decided that I wanted to change my life to try and be happier. I mentioned in a blog post titled, ‘Starting to Make a Change,’ that I wanted to keep track of the progress I make through my blog, mainly for myself but also for anyone else who…

Starting to Make a Change

For those of you who read my blog post titled ‘My State of Mind,’ you’ll know that my general thoughts may not have the most positive outlook. I’ve wanted change that for a while but I guess I never felt motivated enough to start changing the way I think. That’s why I’m writing this blog…

My State of Mind

“I have the emotional stability of a seesaw.” Was the comment I made to my friend as a joke but the offhand statement seems to sum it up pretty well. I was going to wait a few months into blogging before I started writing about any ‘deep stuff’ but I created my blog as an…

18th Birthday Celebrations

My birthday was on Tuesday the 13th of February and as the baby of my friendship group, I was the last to turn 18. The weekend I just spent in Glasgow wasn’t technically part of the celebrations but put me in the sort of giddily excited mood for the week to follow. The Sunday night was probably…

The Point of This is

Hi there, My name is Becca Marriner and I spend too much time in my room. Instead of binge-watching TV, I thought I had better be productive and put my unique talent for rambling to good use. So I made a blog. This is at least the third time in my life where I have tried blogging and…