Now that we’re nearly two months into 2017, I thought it was about time I added to those “Things I learned in 2016…” posts. 2016 was a rollercoaster for me, in all the best and all the worst ways. So it’s taken me a bit of time to reflect and figure out exactly what I learned … Continue reading Lessons Learned: 2016 Edition
Well, my blog is anyway. I've decided to re-launch FreeFallingForAWhile under my own independent domain. You can expect more of the same content, though the intention is that it will be a lot more regular. You can now find me at: FreeFallingForAWhile.com and on Facebook here.
The name for this blog comes from a line in a Gloriana song called “Wild at Heart.” The lyric is actually “I just wanna free fall for a while,” so I’ve paraphrased a bit, but when I first heard it at 18 years old it seemed like a good philosophy for the new life of freedom … Continue reading Free Falling, Indefinitely.
Learning to love yourself doesn't come easily, but it does come. You'll never lose the 15lbs you gained (you'll gain more weight, actually), but you will try to realize that the number on the scale shouldn't define you. In fact, you'll start avoiding scales altogether because fixating on how high the number gets is something … Continue reading A Letter to My 17-Year-Old Self
So I discovered the song All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor yesterday. And I love it. It features some brilliant lyrics, including: I see the magazines working that Photoshop We know that shit ain't real Come on now, make it stop If you got beauty beauty just raise 'em up 'Cause every inch of you … Continue reading Every Inch of You Is Beautiful
A little while ago, during my daily Internet escapades, I came across this quote: "it makes me so happy seeing selfies that say ‘i felt cute today’ or ‘hair game strong’ it’s so good to love yourself and it’s also so hard to love yourself don’t let anyone tell you differently you’re allowed to admit you’re … Continue reading #selfie
Recently, I've been thinking about the way that music can trigger memories. I'm sure there is some kind of scientific term or psychological study for the phenomenon, but I'm simply going to refer to it as "music memory." There are so many examples of this for me. My favourite example, however, is the way that the Billy Ray … Continue reading Music Memories