– C. J


Like a painting,

all I can do is stare

I can’t go too near

I can’t touch you

or else I’ll ruin everything.



Original Writing

2016 has brought us a whirlwind of emotions. It’s felt like a bloody long year too!

From restarting my degree at the university of my dreams, to meeting some of the truly wonderful people I now hold dear to me, it’s been a crazy year that I wouldn’t change for the world. It’s also taught me how important it is to keep your loved ones close: to cherish every second you have with them, because life is far too unpredictable and we just cannot know when our time on this earth will be over.

Strangers have become best friends. Best friends have become family. Family ties have grown stronger (in some cases, mind!) 2016 has been a year of life lessons, too. I’ve learnt that people will come in and out of your life, but those who are supposed to be in it will come back to you eventually. Those who don’t come back, well, for the briefest moments, they were in your life for a reason. All we can do is learn from what they’ve taught us, and move on with what they’ve left behind. Life is too unpredictable to hold grudges and negativity against those we once cared for.

I look forward to a year of positivity ahead of me. As cliche as it sounds, I’m very much looking forward to leaving negativity behind me in 2016, and moving forward with those who stuck by me relentlessly this year, bringing me nothing but happiness and filling my life with love.

Happy 2017! Let’s make it a good one.

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Unknown

A x

Afternoon Thoughts

Original Poetry


from heartache and heartbreak
comes the best poetry.
Riddled with
contempt at the loss
bestowed upon the writer,
littered with tears of a love
now lost,
it’s the ultimate form of
To turn a lover
into literature is to
condemn them without
condemning them at all.

Late Night Thoughts: 2.8.16

Original Writing

I’m always asked why I invest so much of my time, energy and emotions into friendships/relationships. I guess it’s fundamentally due to the fact that, growing up, I only had myself to fall back on. Being an only child, I grew up lonely but never alone. High school was a great wake up call; my close circle of friends soon disintegrated into nothing but empty promises of meeting in the summer and I guess I realised then that I was only friends with them because I saw them everyday. Now, I trust very few and love very deeply, which is both a blessing and a curse. I’m lucky to have such a close circle of friends now, who I can go without seeing for months on end and still talk to them everyday. Perhaps in loving someone as much as I do, I’m loving them for simply being there, you know? For being a person I can fall back on. My home comfort, away from home.