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Saturday, 22 April 2017

1:02 am

Five Big Things came to me the same way plenty of ideas do. Quietly, in the night.

I was half asleep, listening to a nifty little meditation app that I’ve been trying out for a month when my mind drifted away from my “intentional breathing” and I thought about how I have always loved writing, even going so far as writing 2 very rough drafts of novels, as well as many, many poems.

As I lay there, thinking about writing, I started to think more about all the things I am passionate about for one reason or another.

Over the next few days the idea percolated away in the back of my mind, and in the end I was left with this list of five things:

  • Mental health/religion/spirituality
  • Disability advocacy/ableism
  • Books and reading
  • Feminism
  • Bullet journals/organisation/study

An eclectic list to be sure, but one that sparked so much excitement in me that I couldn’t leave the idea alone and I broke out a new bullet journal just for the ideas and thoughts I was having.

This blog is the result of those half formed thoughts, late night ponderings, and the scribbled notes that have blossomed into fully formed articles.

At the time that this post is going up the plan for this blog is this:

Mental Health Monday will encapsulate my experiences with Mental Health, spirituality and things like meditation, as well as hopefully some guest blogs from people who either work in the Mental Health sector or have experience as clients.

Teach me how to be “normal” Tuesday is going to focus on disability advocacy. The name came about after a brainstorm session with a friend of mine who has Cerebral Palsy, and we were venting about the idea that people have this idea of what is “normal”.

What I’m reading Wednesday is pretty self explanatory, I will do a book review each week, spanning many genres and also include non fiction and biographies.

Thinking it through Thursday will focus on things like organisation and study tips, as well as other interesting productivity tips I have found and tried, and will often have bullet journal related posts, because bullet journalling is the only system that has ever worked for me.

Feminist Friday is about…feminism. Shocking right? I know there are hundreds of blogs that focus on feminism, but I hope to add my own voice to the movement and hopefully make a difference in a small way.

Like I said, that’s the post schedule and plan for right now, but that is subject to change as this blog grows and adapts. If you have any suggestions for future posts please feel free to leave them in the comments or send me a message via the “Contact me” link.

Welcome to Five Big Things, enjoy your stay and tell your friends all about it!