Valentine’s Day is such a complicated thing. Some people adore it. Some despise it. And some change their minds based on their relationship status of the moment. I fall in all three categories, if we’re being completely honest. That said, I’m doing my best to make sure that this year, we all find a way… Continue reading The Poised Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day
2017 is a mess. There, I said it. Let’s get it out of the way quickly. So many of us are stressed and overwhelmed and terrified and tired of all the events of the world. What can we do? How can we keep our sanity, our friends, and our bearings? 1. Be Informed … Continue reading The Poised Girl’s Guide to Surviving
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Someone in your life discovers an interest or a hobby of yours and their immediate response is “But how can you like THAT?! It’s just not you.” You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it. People first assume that we are one dimensional creatures. When they… Continue reading The Poised Girl’s Guide to Being Complicated
Happy 2017! Can you believe it? Whether 2016 was an amazing or appalling year for you, it was definitely one of complexity and chaos. Good, bad, or ugly; I am happy it is over and am holding out hope for a great year for all of us. I’m not really big on New Year’s Resolutions.… Continue reading So This is The New Year
This post may be the most difficult one I’ve written, which therefore makes it the most important. You may have noticed that my blog has been extremely quiet this autumn. On the surface, I chalked it up to being busy and general life things, but that is dishonest and I have promised to always be… Continue reading The Poised Girl’s Guide To Mental Health
It’s been a wild and crazy few weeks planning this post. As many of you know, the American Presidential election happened last month and the results were…unexpected. A lot of people from many countries are sad and scared and angry. So am I. But we can get through this with poise and grace. Here’s how. … Continue reading The Poised Girl’s Guide to Politics
One of my favourite Gilmore Girls episodes is when Rory decides what university she will be attending. We see Rory struggling with what she’s always planned to do; what she’s always wanted to do with what she thinks she might want now. I think we all know this struggle. You’ve spent your whole life dreaming… Continue reading Rory’s Going to Yale!