Thoughts

A collection of "closer to my heart" blog posts 💖

A year on: how are you?

April 15th 2021

My third post checking in and reflecting amidst the global pandemic, over a year on.

Be inspired by yourself

March 8th 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! Today I encourage you to take the time to be inspired by yourself — you’ve come far and you probably don’t even know it. Celebrate you 🌸

A list of good things

December 7th 2020

Out of all the tough months this year – December has been the toughest. I wrote myself a list to remind myself of everything great in the sea of worry!

Walking and Working

November 18th 2020

Sitting too much is killing us. I recently invested in a foldable treadmill to create a DIY treadmill desk. Here are my initial thoughts!

Black Lives Matter

June 6th 2020

I have a lot of things I want to say, but I think it all just comes down to #BlackLivesMatter.

Don’t Be A D*ck

October 12th 2019

A post about bullying.

The thing about social media

April 13th 2019

This is a piece about social media and our relationship with our phones. Written by someone who is addicted.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

February 14th 2019

TFW you accidentally post all your love letters on the internet

Papa

November 15th 2018

A personal post about life recently and how looking on the bright side is healing. ❤️

4 years as Pawlean

August 6th 2018

My blog turns 4 years old today 🎂 So I’m looking back at how and why I started, how the digital world has changed and the core values of Pawlean.

Grit, Adversity and University

July 21st 2018

Last week, I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences. And just like that my academic life has come to a close!

Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V

May 5th 2018

🖱Right click, copy. Click, right click, paste. Discussing thoughts on imitation, copying, stealing creative work to inspiration and vision.

Making time

February 25th 2018

One thing I hear from people is that they “just don’t have time” to work out in the week, but there are things that you can do to make time for your health! 💙

Yup, turns out that
I can be both.

February 17th 2018

A few thoughts from a conversation and a DM on being a rocking princess “fit” chick.

Cultivating Confidence

January 24th 2018

Sharing some stories on self-confidence 🌼

5 things I have learnt in 2017

December 22nd 2017

With 2017 quickly coming to an end, I wanted to share five life lessons I learnt in 2017.

Why attacking someone
will not lift you any higher

October 7th 2017

Somewhere Only We Know

June 14th 2017

For you, “the one” during a time in space

A letter to my 16-year-old self

January 14th 2017

After reading Chynna’s series of letters to herself, Georgie’s recent letter to her 18-year-old self and laughing at all tweets from the hashtag #WhatIWouldTellMy15YearOldMe this morning, I was inspired to write a letter to 16-year-old Pauline. 16-year-old me would’ve finished GCSEs and going onto A Levels at this point (I think) and would be in the midst of a toxic relationship.… Continue reading A letter to my 16-year-old self

5 things I have learnt in 2016

December 22nd 2016

With 2016 quickly coming to an end, I wanted to share five life lessons I learnt in 2016. Table of Contents 1. My free time is worth a lot more than a purposeless feed2. Self-worth3. Rejection is growth4. Unconditional love is the best love there is5. Strive for Progress, Not Perfection 1. My free time… Continue reading 5 things I have learnt in 2016

November, For Me

December 2nd 2016

Hello, December! I can’t believe it’s already the final month of 2016. This year has been an aggressive roller coaster ride, but despite the difficulties I’ve faced, I’m determined to finish the year with the biggest smile on my face and a positive reflection of what I’ve achieved this year! Let’s take a quick look… Continue reading November, For Me

Whirlwind

November 20th 2016

I haven’t been able to blog for the last week (or two now?) because my Macbook decided to die on me. Honestly, I was shocked more than upset when it wouldn’t switch on despite having full battery and having the cable in because compared to my previous laptop (a Toshiba) my Macbook was amazing –… Continue reading Whirlwind

I’ve not failed.
I’ve just found ways that won’t work.

May 21st 2016

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, it has just been over a month since my last one but, I have an excuse which all student bloggers will all feel me on: it’s exam session. How am I? Still alive but I’m barely breathing. I finish my second year of university 4 weeks – a part… Continue reading I’ve not failed.
I’ve just found ways that won’t work.

Eye see a problem

December 29th 2015

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw a rather angry tweet about my recent visit at my local Boots Opticians. My mom recently got back home from a visit from The Philippines and found that there is a hereditary history of glaucoma on my mom’s side of the family. For those who don’t know, Glaucoma… Continue reading Eye see a problem

Water Under The Bridge

November 29th 2015

As I’ve said on my previous post back in October, there is a Christmas market every year in the city centre in my town. There was also a Christmas light switch on event (where everyone gathers to see some well-known person switch the lights on) which I usually watch every year but I didn’t get to… Continue reading Water Under The Bridge

Out on the verge

November 6th 2015

It’s crazy how time goes by so quickly, I can hardly remember how this year started, the middle bits then next thing I know it’s already close to the end of the year. John Lewis has already released their next Christmas advert, which means it’s close to Christmas which in turn means, I need to… Continue reading Out on the verge

Always covalently bonded

September 11th 2015

I usually am very busy during the week with my part time jobs and/or working on university-related things. But, I managed to have some time off this week and spent some quality time with my non-identical twin sister. Although it was a little chilly, we spent a lot of time in town shopping and just… Continue reading Always covalently bonded

Livewire

August 19th 2015

So… this is sort of nostalgic! I haven’t written a blog post since like 2008/2009/2010. It’s been such a long time, it feels so strange that I’m going back into this world I literally grew up in! I have certainly grown and matured (I hope so) since my last blogs from years ago. For those… Continue reading Livewire