Hello Lovely People, Since August 2018 I have been studying an HNC in Professional Writing Skills, it has been an amazing course that has transformed not just my skills as a writer but my entire life. All going to plan I start studying at university in September, but before that I need to secure an... Continue Reading →
I feel today like Icarus. Though I found my wings with them I have flown too high, too fast and with no heed to that which lies beneath me. Now as the wax melts, and my feathers float from my arms one at a time. I see each one and acknowledge how far it has... Continue Reading →
Last week I began the transition of 'Forever Distracted by Life' from an infrequently used writing portfolio to a daily posting, collaborative writing space. Up until this morning, my scheduled posts have gone ahead without a hitch, but this morning I dropped the ball. As always the name of my blog makes me smile because... Continue Reading →
One of my favourite places to write, is on the train. Every journey to college, becomes a space to create and in particular poetry. Where do other writers do their writing? Where is the weirdest place you've found yourself writing?
This was the day on which my mother died. On this day, I learned the meaning of pain And though time has passed, this hurt will remain Long after the tears that have fallen dried. I have forgotten, but I cannot hide From truth, anymore than I can from shame. I have lost the one... Continue Reading →
As most of the regular followers (as I understand it, there are some out there, do feel free to say 'Hi' sometime) of Forever Distracted by Life know I have in the last few months been bitten by the poetry bug. Having never really engaged with poetry beyond the mandatory level of academia as presented... Continue Reading →
Christmas was hard this year. It hasn’t been easy or wholly enjoyable for some time, but this year was the first Christmas without mum. Life, for the past few months, has felt a little like going through the motions. So it was no surprise that Christmas managed to sneak up on, and then past me... Continue Reading →
This moment has been coming for days. Weeks. Months. Years. Four of them to be exact. On the 18th May 2014, I posted on Forever Distracted by Life for the first time. My first post, ‘So. Let’s Get Started…’ was my statement of intent. A first public outcry of my desire to be an author.... Continue Reading →