Shame doesn’t live here anymore

I didn't realise how much a weight I was carrying until I let go of shame and guilt. Guilt for arguing with my mum in the months before she died. Guilt for being angry at her for dying. Guilt for being manipulated into having an abortion. Guilt for having a baby two years later. Guilt for not loving my baby straight away. Guilt for loving the second one instantly. Guilt for working while they were little. Guilt for splitting up with their dad. Guilt for quitting work to study. Guilt for not being able to afford expensive Christmas presents.…

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Why I Unpublished my Books

I know you've arrived here thinking, "Why on earth would she unpublish her books?" Right? When I published my first book in 2013, I didn't care for the quality of the writing. I had a half-arsed attempt at editing it, but the truth is that my grammar wasn't great. The idea of sending my book to an editor didn't even enter my mind. I just wanted the book, Shattered Dreams, out there. I wanted it published, to prove to myself that I'd finally achieved a life goal. It took me a total of four years to write it, from…

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