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Appreciating My Own Debbie and Carrie: To My Mother and My Sister

I have just watched the trailer for Bright Lights, the HBO documentary about the relationship between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher and I was overcome with emotion. Why? Both Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have passed away recently, a day after each other, and I loved them both. But even more than that, Debbie, Carrie and Carrie’s daughter, Billie, have been a public example of the great bond that can exist between mothers and daughters and it made me reflect on my own relationship with my mother and my sister. I group them together because of the large age gap between my sister and I, it has warped what would...

What I’ve Learnt From Being A Bridesmaid Once

While most girls were dreaming of their own wedding day, I was dreaming of the day I would be asked to be a bridesmaid. This is weird, I know, I’m not like anti-love or romance or anything, and have a vague idea of what I would want if I ever made the great vow, but there was something honourable about someone wanting you, out of all the people in their life, to be beside them on their wedding day.   Last week, I was bridesmaid for the first time, for my sister, who is literally the best person that I know, and it involved a lot of dress fitting, money, fake...

WasteHerTime2016: Learning to Let Go of My Precious Time

I recently bought myself a watch, the first time that I have owned one in years, and I had to reacquaint myself with the more traditional way of reading time since I’ve mostly been working with digital clocks. I mainly bought the watch for decorative purposes because it has a Mean Girls quote on it. A photo posted by Caryn Welby-Solomon (@carrieanne07) on Jul 4, 2016 at 9:56am PDT If anything the watch has made known to me my obsession with time and constant fear that I’m wasting it. I usually wrote this quirk of mine off as being productive, being ambitious, being an overachiever, but recently my constant exhaustion,...