Make Your Own Destiny

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.            – William Shakespeare I am very aware that I, a sixteen year old girl with no idea where I am going in my life, am in no position to be posing existential questions on destiny and who … Continue reading

What’s in a Name?

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself? My name is Scarlett. This is my namesake. Incase you were wondering, her name is also Scarlett. This is Katie Scarlett O’Hara, more commonly known … Continue reading

Here’s to the Rest of Us

Here’s to the Rest of Us

I love Simple Plan. Yes, they’re very angsty most of the time, and yes they have that whole stereotypical teenage pop punk no-one-understands-me vibe going for them, but I just really love Simple Plan. I have for pretty much as long as I can remember being into music. There’s always been something about the whole … Continue reading

My Resolutions for 2016

Originally I wasn’t going to make resolutions this year, because I always end up just giving up on them after two weeks and never thinking about them again. I decided that this resolutions thing sounded disturbingly like a metaphor for everything I do in my life, so I quickly changed my mind and made some. … Continue reading

Resolve to Succeed

I, much like everyone else, can appreciate the freedom and relief a New Year brings. Oh, it’s shiny and new and exciting and you’ve not had a chance to mess it up yet, and that new start is everything you’ve wanted since you broke your old resolutions last January (maybe February, if you’re resilient). So … Continue reading

On the Subject of Procrastination

I think the fact that I put off writing this for almost three weeks illustrates the point I’m trying to make better than any opening sentence ever could have. I am by far the biggest procrastinator I have ever met. When I was nine, I officially declared my life motto “I avoid my problems until … Continue reading

On This Day of Giving Thanks

Sometimes it is easy to wake up and look around and decide you have nothing to be thankful for. Sometimes the universe just decides to rain on your parade (or several of your parades) and it is particularly tempting to just say screw it and renounce thankfulness and joy and love and all positive emotions … Continue reading

On the Subject of Little Talks

Hello. Welcome to a recent idea of mine. Welcome to little talks. This is an idea I have had for a while, and I finally pulled myself together long enough to do something about it. Little talks is what I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now; just a way for me to … Continue reading

Who I am and why I’m here

Okay, so I spent an awful long time deliberating over how to start this post, so I’m just going to go with my gut. Hello. My name is Scarlett. I am sixteen years old, and I live in Yorkshire, England. That’s me, in a nutshell. I started doing one of those blogging 101 things to … Continue reading

Tarragona & Barcelona

Since I’ve been in Spain for the last week, today me and my family decided to take a trip and head out to one of Spain’s major cities. A large chunk of last night was spent debating wether to go to Tarragona or Barcelona, and arguments for and against both were thrown around. This went … Continue reading