Hi! I'm a Psychology student aspiring to be a researcher! I am passionate about learning and sharing information with others.
Starting with Dungeons and Dragons
From the first time I heard about DnD, I wanted to play it. But I had absolutely no idea where to begin, and less of an idea who to play with. I knew none of my friends enjoyed that kind of stuff, and I didn't know enough to start running a campaign. So I felt lost.
From Animal Crossing to Stardew Valley
I started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons probably around the same time as many others - when we were in lockdown for the first time and needed a way to while away the hours. Eventually though, I got bored and many of my friends stopped playing. I noticed that, instead, a lot of them were playing Stardew Valley. Naturally, I had to give it a go for myself.
Making a Horror Themed Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has bought out a level of creativity in all of us that we didn’t know we had. Although the items the game gives you are almost all inclined towards your typical, cute-sy, fairy-esque island, sometimes you need to mix it up a bit. As an avid lover of all things horror, I set out on a mission to make my island the spookiest island I could manage. For anybody else who loves horror and wants to add it to their ACNH island, here’s some tips I picked up along the way! If you’re looking for something specific, you can ctrl+f to jump to: island names, villagers, clothing, furniture, area ideas and custom designs
'Six of Crows' Book Review
Growing up, I always wanted to be that kid who loved reading and always had their nose in a book. Unfortunately, no book could grip me quite enough. That issue never really went away for me and I still find it very difficult to settle down with a book and not get distracted. Leigh Bardugo, however, managed to grip my attention from the very first page of her book Six of Crows.
The Summer that Depression Decided to Stay
This is a brief description of my personal experience with depression year-round. In my experience with depression, the winter months are the hardest. It's dark all the time, you need layers and layers just to be comfortable outside, and, mostly, you just don't want to go outside. The gas bill gets higher and higher every day, because you have to have the heating on. It all causes a huge struggle for me and my depression. I remember sitting down with my counsellor some time in February after a huge breakdown and telling him, "It's ok, because summer's coming and I always feel better in summer!"
Parenting a Trans Child
I spent 15 years of my life confused, trying to squash my feelings, angry at the world for not making sense, and wanting to lock myself away constantly. I hated my life, and the worst part is I thought that was normal, so I didn't bother reaching out! When someone came out to me as transgender, I felt relieved that it seemed somebody had the same feelings as me. I didn't have a clue what to do about that, though. It probably took me about a year to fully come to terms with myself as transgender, but it took me a further four years to come out to my family, because they just did not seem as though they would be supportive.
Being Transgender at University
Going to university for the first time can be a terrifying experience anyway. Add to that being transgender, and it can just seem to get even worse. Whether you're out and proud at home and not sure how new people will take to it, or completely closeted and wanting to tell people for the first time, here are some things to consider.