I am a trained Journalist with a passion for writing. Check out my book of short stories on amazon titled Cliff-Hangers: Extra or follow me on Twitter @ullmansmith432
Being Dyslexic and Pursuing a Career in Writing: My Journey So Far
There is always a little spark of fear when accepting a new job where I know I am going to be writing content. Despite my love of writing, I am overwhelmingly self-conscious of my dyslexia, and what others may think of my work in light of it.
How Taking A Year Out Bought Back My Creative Flare
It’s amazing how academia can destroy creativity. The strain to get the best marks, the time constraints of tight deadlines, the fear of forbidding assessments. Not to mention the fact that for most people, for myself, further education isn’t just a learning curve towards a degree, it’s the time period before employment in which you’re suddenly juggling being an adult.
The Books That Stayed With Me
Reading is my biggest love, it brings me the best dreams, inspires my creativity and escapes me from the world after days full of chaos and stress.
Not Getting Swallowed Up By Social Media Pressure
In a world buzzing with connections many are feeling more under the microscope than ever before. Social media has opened the door to building worldwide communities for shared interests, having friends and family constantly in connection, and of course, pressure.
The Man in the Hall
I let the door snick shut behind me, mussing hair out of sleep-coated eyes as my leaden feet carried me back down the darkened hall to the bedroom.
This is a work of fiction. All copyright held by Anna-Roisin Ullman-Smith. The wind lashed around the opening into the small alcove. She sat nestled inside the gap of the stone walls, kneeling near the opening and looking out at the world below her. The weather of late had been weird and wonderful, strong head winds blew across the landscape in such a rage that the trees bent their heads to allow the angry winds faster passage. The lakes swelled with the rain water that ran from the mountains, and the water in an endless race to reach its mother ocean.
Invisible Conditions; Why the Game for Dyslexics Is Changing
Did you know that Lord Allan Sugar is dyslexic? Or that Angela Christy had dyspraxia? Now that you do does it make you question their work?
The Fight For Equality In A 'Pretty' Work Place
Has your boss ever told you that you ‘had’ to wear makeup to work? Or that you ‘have’ to wear heels? Sadly for many women in Britain today, in non-uniform working environments, getting told they have to wear certain clothes is a very real issue.
Wake up. Brush hair, brush teeth. Make tea, eat breakfast, wash dishes. Feed cat. Watch the news. Work. Lunch. Dishes. Watch the news. Work. Dinner. Dishes. Feed the cat. Brush teeth. Brush hair. Go to sleep before the pain comes.
Two Separate Worlds
Scottish Independence is on the cards again, raising many questions, but truly there is only one that matters: Are Scotland and England really different countries?
It Helps To Understand
According to the National Health Service, as of 2016, one in six people deal with common mental health problems such as depression. The current UK population is 66,573,504 people, that means approximately a staggering 11,095,584 people are dealing with a common issue in the UK.
Welcome to the 21st century. Dating apps, websites, and match makers are everywhere, yet somehow it feels like there is less love and fewer lasting relationships.