How I’ve Kept Myself Busy During Lockdown

A tale of Animal Crossing, diet, exercise and conscious procrastination! DISCLAIMER: This post contains discussion of COVID-19, mental health struggles, dieting, exercising and body image struggles Oh, lockdown. Social distancing. 2 metres apart. Something tells me that these phrases will never quite ring the same after the past few months we’ve had. -“Grandma Leyla, whereContinue reading “How I’ve Kept Myself Busy During Lockdown”

Reflecting Upon My English BA at King’s College London

A note to you, dear reader: Whilst being published in July 2020, the following post was actually written in March, but a lengthy hiatus and certain circumstances prevented me from posting. I have a LOT of things to talk about on this blog and from now on I’m going to task myself with posting onceContinue reading “Reflecting Upon My English BA at King’s College London”

How Anxiety and Depression Has Affected My Life

DISCLAIMER: this post includes at least one reference to each of the following: anxiety, depression, anorexia, body dysmorphia, self-harm, suicide and sexual assault. One of the reasons why I started my blog was because I felt as if my newfound self-expression would become a method of therapy. All my life I had restricted myself outContinue reading “How Anxiety and Depression Has Affected My Life”

21 Potentially Interesting Things About Me

It’s now 2020 and this May, I’ll be turning 21. To better acquaint you with myself before I begin my ramblings, here are 21 things about me that may be of some interest! 1.) I was born and bred in South London but I’m the child of an Iraqi Kurdish father and Finnish-Turkish mother. 2.)Continue reading “21 Potentially Interesting Things About Me”

Hello and Welcome! :)

So, this is it- my first blog post! With the emergence of the 2020s, I thought that there was no better time than to carry out what I had always intended to do. Thus, Look On The Write Side was born. This past decade has been a true roller-coaster, as I developed from an awkwardContinue reading “Hello and Welcome! :)”