A collection of "closer to my heart" blog posts ๐Ÿ’–
๐Ÿ“… September 15th 2021 //


A dump of my thoughts recently on being enough.

๐Ÿ“… August 10th 2021 //

Figuring it out

A personal blog post about how I’m navigating change. TL:DR: I have no idea what I’m doing.

๐Ÿ“… April 15th 2021 //

A year on: how are you?

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

๐Ÿ“… March 8th 2021 //

Be inspired by yourself

Happy International Womenโ€™s Day! Today I encourage you to take the time to be inspired by yourself โ€” youโ€™ve come far and you probably donโ€™t even know it. Celebrate you ๐ŸŒธ

๐Ÿ“… December 7th 2020 //

A list of good things

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!

๐Ÿ“… November 18th 2020 //

Walking and Working

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

๐Ÿ“… June 6th 2020 //

Black Lives Matter

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

๐Ÿ“… October 12th 2019 //

Donโ€™t Be A D*ck

A post about bullying.

๐Ÿ“… April 13th 2019 //

The thing about social media

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

๐Ÿ“… February 14th 2019 //

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

TFW you accidentally post all your love letters on the internet

๐Ÿ“… November 15th 2018 //


A personal post about life recently and how looking on the bright side is healing. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ“… August 6th 2018 //

4 years as Pawlean

My blog turns 4 years old today ๐ŸŽ‚ So I’m looking back at how and why I started, how the digital world has changed and the core values of Pawlean.

๐Ÿ“… July 21st 2018 //

Grit, Adversity and University

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!

๐Ÿ“… May 5th 2018 //

Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V

๐Ÿ–ฑRight click, copy. Click, right click, paste. Discussing thoughts on imitation, copying, stealing creative work to inspiration and vision.

๐Ÿ“… February 25th 2018 //

Making time

One thing I hear from people is that they โ€œjust donโ€™t have timeโ€ to work out in the week, but there are things that you can do to make time for your health! ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ“… February 17th 2018 //

Yup, turns out that
I can be both.

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

๐Ÿ“… January 24th 2018 //

Cultivating Confidence

Sharing some stories on self-confidence ๐ŸŒผ

๐Ÿ“… December 22nd 2017 //

5 things I have learnt in 2017

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

๐Ÿ“… October 7th 2017 //

Why attacking someone
will not lift you any higher

๐Ÿ“… June 14th 2017 //

Somewhere Only We Know

For you, โ€œthe oneโ€ during a time in space

๐Ÿ“… January 14th 2017 //

A letter to my 16-year-old self

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

๐Ÿ“… December 22nd 2016 //

5 things I have learnt in 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

๐Ÿ“… December 2nd 2016 //

November, For Me

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

๐Ÿ“… 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

๐Ÿ“… May 21st 2016 //

I’ve not failed.
Iโ€™ve just found ways that wonโ€™t work.

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.
Iโ€™ve just found ways that wonโ€™t work.

๐Ÿ“… December 29th 2015 //

Eye see a problem

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

๐Ÿ“… November 29th 2015 //

Water Under The Bridge

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

๐Ÿ“… November 6th 2015 //

Out on the verge

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

๐Ÿ“… September 11th 2015 //

Always covalently bonded

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

๐Ÿ“… 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