Freya

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Trying to create a habit. Yogini in training, copywriter, coffee-drinker, photo-taker.

Joined 09 January 2021.

Total writing: 34 days.

Total word count: 30028 words (883 words on average per post)


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Megacity layovers

8 months ago, for day 26 by Freya 💎

There was a period during my solo travels last year when I spent five days in transit between one 'big trip' to the other. It was a return journey from Sri Lanka to Australia with stopovers in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Manila, an elephant of a trip that would eventually...


My current candle obsession

8 months ago, for day 25 by Freya 💎

Ever since the beginning of lockdown last year, I've been obsessed with having candles burning in every room of my house. Why? I have absolutely no idea - I think it started out as a kind of interior comfort I tried to emphasize when it seemed clear we would be...


On toxic friendships

8 months ago, for day 24 by Freya 💎

So. I'm deep in Ted Talks today - it's snowing outside, we're in lockdown, and I feel slightly better binging 'educational' YouTube videos rather than trying out Bridgerton on Netflix (PSA: too cringe to watch for me). One Ted Talk I stumbled across is one by Sharon Livingston, a researcher...


Rewatching old films

9 months ago, for day 22 by Freya 💎

H2 Sometimes, all I want to do is watch something that I know the outcome of, like a warm bed that you climb into at the end of the day. You know it'll be good, no matter how crappy your day was. Or, maybe you want to watch a...


Growing up with a speech impediment

9 months ago, for day 20 by Freya 💎

If you're a friend of mine or have even sat through dinner with me once, you can probably tell that I enjoy a good conversation - whether that occasionally turns into a debate, so be it. I always loved things like Model UN and debates in my later years in...


In 2021, being hot is a state of mind

9 months ago, for day 19 by Freya 💎

H1 We're all just at home...being hot in our own way. During the first set of lockdowns, I made it my mission to dress 'normally' every day in order to feel some kind of normality in the, initially, alien situation. I'd get up and shower at 7 am, blow...


Review: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

9 months ago, for day 18 by Freya 💎

This review comes approximately one and a half years late, but that won't stop me from writing about it for my daily post! Ottessa Moshfegh's novel encapsulates what it meant to be a bratty, trust fund baby living in pre 9/11 New York City, languishing in their bought apartments with...


Anxiety and conspiracy are holding hands

9 months ago, for day 17 by Freya 💎

After the crazy events of the last few weeks, it's been hard to not be bombarded with the subject of conspiracy theories and weird terms like QAnon, redpilled amongst others. Six months ago I had no idea what any of these terms meant, as I had assumed these fringe movements...


In cold water

9 months ago, for day 16 by Freya 💎

There's this weird tradition that I've partaken in most of my life, where on New Year's Day, I join hundreds of people, shivering and wrapped in fluffy towels, down to the ocean. The air is tight, bitterly cold with a sense that you're being whipped in the face with an...


Thinking about empathy

9 months ago, for day 15 by Freya 💎

With all the upsetting and often exhausting news stories dominating the media in the last year, within the midst of a global pandemic, stock market crashes and political unrest, the need and the want to be empathetic - bolstered by a collective encouragement that shows itself in many forms -...

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