A Lesson from Every Job I’ve Had: BLOGNY 2018

  ONE: I was fired from 1 – or discontinued because I guess I never had a real contract. It wasn’t my fault even though I also sprung a gigantic law suit (lol).I think what this job taught me is you don’t need a job. I was so restless back then, but the kind of restless…

sorry for writing it down: BLOGNY 2018

I watched as you left all the girls who came before I just didn’t think.   Two peas in a pod. Avoid, avoid, avoid it. Now you avoid me.   Text: “Hey how are you – how is work? Are you happy?’ Then I delete it.   I guess you hurt me Like really really…

Let’s Go Again: BLOGNY 2018

It’s been two years since I last did BLOGNY and so many things are different – in the world, and in my own life. I started a new job recently and it’s good – hard in lots of ways I didn’t expect – but also good. But one thing it has taught me is the…

10 things I have Learnt in the Last Six Months

1.New friends – who have met you the way you are now and who somehow like you like this (???) – can sometimes be the most important people in your life. Treasure them. Stay real with them. 2. There is fucking gluten in everything. 3. Be who you are.And not in the happy-hippy-flippy way, but…

Not Quite July: On being 21

I am 21 now and I can feel myself settling so comfortably into this age. It’s been a long time since eighteen. That was the year where I learnt how to feel like I was on fire. The whole world was electrically charged and I couldn’t touch anything without some flame sparking up. I was…

Quick Recipe: Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls (Student Version)

Our flat splits the cooking roster which means three nights a week I eat pasta and take aways, three nights I eat substantial and delicious meals and the last night I am burdened with trying to match my flatmates expert cooking. Food is not my forté. Flavours are and eating definitely are – but the actual planning and…

I Got A Tattoo?

I kind of realised that a lot of the posts I have been drafting have been coming from this really small and sad part of me. Like they weren’t bad posts or written on bad topics, but they were built on this really vulnerable and weak foundation – which is weird because I am okay…

On: Being Busy

I am busy. Crazy, ridiculously busy. I would like to say that I didn’t mean my life to be like this but I did. I anticipated this, I planned it this way – and now I am reaping exactly what I sowed, both the sweet and disastrous. It’s been outstandingly rewarding – like real life, full…

What’s In A Name

Zarrin-Taj. I like my name but it has always been heavy and conspicuous. Like lugging a suitcase through a party where everyone else is carrying discreet shoulder bags. The other day the amazing Vanessa linked me this article by Durga Chew-Bose and it resonated. Part of me was pleased, the way I always am when…

NEW YEARS EVE, WE MADE IT!!: BLOGNY 2016

holy SHIT WE MADE IT. 366 days of 2016, all accounted for. 69 posts. 5,622 views and 545 likes from over 50 countries, and then this! 25 posts in 25 days. It’s been so much fun, I can’t thank you all enough. At the end of every year, as well as choosing 3 or so resolutions,…