On Embracing A Fresh Start *Before* The New Year Hits

December is great and all, but sometimes it’s hard not to feel the weight of the year on our shoulders. Traditionally the festive season is the big party blow-out to celebrate a year of hard work – at least that’s what it feels like… but what if we want that clean slate…

11 Things That Happen When You Move in With Your Partner

As you know, this week on BKY has been a mini-relationship week. A few days ago I shared 2 Years of Lessons in Life & Love, where I reflected on my long-term relationship and cemented some honest lessons I’ve learned so far. Continuing the theme, with a few more giggle and lightheartedness…

The 3 Blogging Rules I Learned to Break

Okay, so there’s never actually been a set of blogging rules published – thinking about it, that would be pretty crazy and probably cause a swift and abrupt end to blogging as we know it. These blogging ‘rules’ I’m referencing are more like expectations that when we enter the blogging world, are kind of thrust…

Little Habits That Are Helping My Mental Health

Over the course of this blog (and my life), I’ve written oodles and oodles of entries about mental health and well-being. Not only are they important subjects to talk about, but most people have their own story to tell in regard to health and well-being. Mental, physical, spiritual – the lot. Sure, we…

How To Go With the (Ebb and) Flow

Ebb and flow is defined as the recurrent pattern of decline and regrowth. Saying it like that does make it seem like we’re all taking steps backwards far too often, but I’ve come to understand that ebb and flow (much like the sunrise and sunset) is a natural part of life. We’ve…

5 Things That I’ve Learnt at 20

Birthday weeks are definitely weeks of reflection here on BKY. Whilst next week I’ll be looking forward and powering ahead toward my goals, this week I am dialling it back and really dissecting the last year (or the last 21 years) and reaffirming what I’ve learnt. I keep hearing that these years are…

Rome Isn’t Built In A Day Anymore

A lot of people jump online to make quite loud public declarations whenever they’re making a lifestyle change. I mean, I can understand why. It brings the whole new habit a little close to reality, it affirms the idea in your brain and it creates a sense of accountability for…