For a couple of months now, a certain subject has been brewing in my mind, one that I wasn’t sure that I should leave firmly there in my mind or one I should, y’know, have a chat about on Musings & More. But here we are.

There are 2 million blog posts written daily. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how the blogging world is bloody massive and how easy it is to feel like a small fish in a big pond. There is one thing that I think is crucially important in all this though. Whether you’re a brand-spankin’ new blogger or one who’s been doing this for a good while now. And that, my friends – wait for the trumpets – is to be yourself. Yep, it’s as simple (and hella corny) as that.

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Emily x

gratefulAfter having the busiest week and feeling particularly stressed, I decided to get positive in this weeks post and compile a list of things to be thankful for. Hopefully, a lot of these are universal to us all but you might find a couple that are particularly relevant to me! I really enjoyed writing this post and it truly did the job – reading through this leaves me in a much better mood. Yes, there are all those big things like having a roof over our heads and access to clean water and we should be appreciative of all that too. But this post is primarily all about the little things. I’d love to know yours so let me know in the comments! View Post

Emily x


I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy going to the theatre. Whether it’s a show you’ve seen multiple times or a brand new one, there’s always such a sense of excitement: going into the theatre, finding your seat and waiting for the lights to dim and the show to start. You can imagine how thrilled I was to receive an email from Milton Keynes theatre inviting me to watch Hedda Gabler on its UK and Ireland tour. Not only that, but I would get to take part in a behind the scene tour with Company Manager, Sian Wiggins.
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Emily x

how to blog with a full time job
I’ve spoken a few times before about the fact I don’t want to be a full-time blogger (mainly in my post here), which is all fine and dandy but that then means you have to balance your blog along something else – in my case, a full-time job. Admittedly, it’s taken me some time to get to a place where I’m happy with that balance and after nearly three years, I reckon I’m in a pretty good place to give you my own tips on how I manage.

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Emily x

5 ways to practice self-love

Ah Valentines Day! Whether you love it or loathe it, February the 14th is coming and whatever your relationship status – you’re going to know about it! In this weeks post, I’m not going to be focusing on whichever camp you fall into and celebrating (or not celebrating) the occasion but rather why we could instead all use the day as a reminder to spend some time on self-love. Yep, you read that correctly. Instead of spreading the love on others, why not spend the time and energy all on yourself? To clarify, self-love is “a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth” (Psychology, 2012).

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Emily x