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Turning into my mother

Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to everyone who is, or has ever been, or has ever acted as, a mum. On the scale of emotions surrounding ‘turning into my mother’, I have worked through denial and am now in a tentative acceptance. She’s great. I hope I have her tenacity when I’m fifty (and her skin).


To mark the occasion, here’s a list of ways in which I am like my mother:

Things I learned in 24 years: Part 1

Learning is pretty flipping important to me. I’m the irritating friend who nods sagely at screw-ups and considers them ‘life lessons’, because if we’re not making mistakes then how are we ever learning, really? These aren’t meant to be taken as ~life advice~, but rather a list of things I’ve learned in my twenty four completed years; things I would tell to my fourteen year-old self if I didn’t believe so vehemently in the power of learning through experience.


I got lost in this and wrote in excess, so I’ve made it a two-parter. Second part here!