First of all, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm currently attempting Blogtober where I post on the blog every day in October. I know, I don't know what came over me either. Anyway, I thought it was time to do a second little instalment of my Passing Thoughts series on the blog, because I've had many more random ideas roaming around my mind since I published the last one. So, enjoy these odd ramblings from my chaotic old mind.

1. I'm a little bit terrified of the amount of pressure I put on myself to succeed. As soon as I get an idea in my head for a new project or something that I should be working on, I forget that the only person who would be disappointed if I didn't do that thing is me. But I can't take no far an answer. Once the idea is formed, if I don't do it, I'm a failure. It means that I'm producing a lot of great work at the moment, but it also means that I'm not allowing myself a break. How do I stop that?

2. Something about thinking about the size of the universe used to terrify me, but now it's all that I can think about. I just can't wrap my head around something which never ends. An infinite thing which we understand just the tinniest, tinniest detail of. When a universe and galaxies so huge exist, how can humans continue to believe that we're the centre of everything? The way that we have given meaning to our lives and everything that we do kind of becomes irrelevant when you really think about it.

3. Sliding doors theory is scary. Like really scary. I'm trying to figure out which paths to take in my life and weighing up my options of different careers, places, adventures, but I'm terrified that I'll make the wrong choice and will miss out on something great. Can I clone myself and have each version of myself live out the different paths that I want to take? Is that a thing?

4. I've recently realised that you'll never be enough for some people and that's okay. It's okay that not everybody you meet will like you. It takes a lot of pressure off when you realise that just being yourself will attract the ones that will. If you find just one person who'll appreciate you for you instead of the false facade that you try to put on, things will be so much better.

5. The other week I accidentally stumbled across the word for a person who loves sunsets. This word is Opacarophile, coming from the Latin word Opacare (dusk) and the Greek word phile (love). So, I now class myself as an Opacarophile.


  1. This was so nice to read... I like #2 a whole lot. I thought about the universe a lot as a child and I wanted to actually go into space, before realising that it would be v dangerous hahaha. Some days I think about how crazy it might be that there is another universe out there (or infinitely more)!

    1. Thanks so much Cherie! Haha, I'm exactly the same! I like thinking about space but from the comfort of being in earth in no danger haha!

  2. What a beautiful post! You have one busy mind : )

    Just so you know, you are in good company with the stress and pressure to succeed, I think it's something most of us go through. Just give yourself little reminders now and then to relax and enjoy the ride, that's so often the best part : )

    Faded Windmills

    1. Thanks so much, Gemma! I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who overthinks. I definitely need to keep that advise in mind :)

  3. This was such a nice post to read :)

    Sophie -