Stop telling me to lighten up because I’m not laughing at your insensitive rape joke. It doesn’t make me uncool or uptight, it makes you an asshole.
Author Archive | Brenna Holeman
I’ve titled this blog post, ‘Olympiaregion Seefeld: The Most Beautiful Place in Austria’. Bold words, I know, especially since, well, it’s not like I’ve explored every single inch of Austria and can say this for sure. But what I do know is this: Olympiaregion Seefeld is located in the heart of the Alps, a place […]
This is how your heart breaks: slowly and deliberately, and then all at once. A story about falling in and out of love.
Why yes, my workspace DOES always look like it’s straight out of an ethereal Instagram account (only thing missing is my straw hat) and DEFINITELY NOT a scratched IKEA desk with red wine stains on it. *cough* (Photo by Lauren Mancke on Unsplash, AKA not by me and not really my workspace. More on this […]
Kenya is by far one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to, even though I barely scratched its surface. While travelling around Kenya I was struck by its geographical diversity; from cities to the sea, mountains to the plains, Kenya is a country where you can experience all kinds of landscapes and all […]
The last time I saw you, we hugged goodbye at the airport. It was cold outside, a dark November morning. The air felt sharp in my lungs, like if I breathed in too deeply I might shatter. “I’ll see you at Christmas,” you said to me, wiping away one of my tears. “I’ll see you […]
Wow, this blog sucks right now. Yeah. Not a great way to start a post, I know. But seriously, this blog sucks right now. And not in the same way that I wrote about a few months ago, where I proclaimed how bad I felt about my blog (update on that post, FYI: still no design […]
You may have heard of Ibiza. You may have heard of Mallorca. But have you heard of Menorca? I’ll admit that prior to moving to the UK, I didn’t know much of Spain’s Balearic Islands, an archipelago in the Mediterranean. I had heard about the infamous parties on Ibiza and Mallorca – popular with British […]
A healthy breakfast at The Hive Wellbeing in East London, my favourite café Nearly eight months ago, I embarked on a journey. A journey that shouldn’t have been that difficult – no really, it shouldn’t have – and yet it was something I had to consciously think about until, well, I didn’t (which took about […]
There’s a moment in Amy Baker’s Miss-Adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America that made me realise I was going to fall in love with this book straightaway. Sitting in a London office, giving in her notice before taking off to explore a new-to-her continent, her boss says to her, “‘This is […]