Dear wanderer,

Perhaps you grew up dreaming of receiving your Hogwarts letter, or stumbling upon Narnia. Perhaps you long to visit Pemberley, to Defy Gravity, or to go to the ball. I will write you that letter, and build you that wardrobe. [A metaphorical wardrobe, that is.] Here you will find step-by-step lesson plans with takeaway homework assignments that show you how to embody fictional heroines in the everyday. This means chasing your dreams and making the impossible happen with your own inner magic.

For the full experience, you can Own Your Story, or join me for a literary tea party.

You have the potential. Heroine Training provides the tools.

Welcome to our headquarters, where dreams meet reality, where fiction is cherished, where magic is real.

Sincerely, your guide on this journey,

P.S. Read more about Heroine Training

on fighting the blues

^ trying on a limited edition zadig & voltaire jumper at le bon marché for pure funs

give a delicious cupcake your entire focus. take a shower. indulge in a tv marathon, and just accept that it’s going to happen without feeling guilty. tackle a mindless yet time-consuming task, like cashmere-combing tights. sing. try on clothes you can’t afford. clean your room. have a cup of tea. get dressed, even if you don’t plan on leaving your room. wear something nice. listen to dean martin. read a good book even if you’ve already read it a hundred times. browse pinterest. pretend that you live in anthropologie‘s domestic perfection. go outside and get some fresh air. ★

on the starbucks and living in the present

^ christmas lights on cornmarket and an eggnogg latte in one of the newly returned red cups 

for the first time this holiday season, i have had the opportunity to sample an eggnogg latte. when winter leaves, so will the red cups, and the seasonal specials they contain, until next christmastime. it’s like the coffee version of seasonal fruits and vegetables: they will only last a matter of weeks, so best enjoy them in the present. as elmo has taught us, christmas isn’t fun if it happens every day. let’s  save some treats (like robin eggs and candy corn) for certain seasons, so when we see them again it’s super special. it’s all a part of being aware of time passing by, for recognising the ephermeral, one sip at a time. ★

on dressing up for halloween

^ me as hit-girl for halloween at atomic burger, drawing inspiration from the film and the graphic novel

when i finally put on my costume on wednesday (for an hour of inspired essay work before having to actually be in costume) i realised that the careful choosing of my pieces didn’t quite show, yet  finding the exact leggings and the precise cut for the cape just so was fun in itself. halloween is an excuse to  live in someone else’s shoes (although in my case hit-girl’s shoes are conveniently much like the ones i wear every day). over the years pieces of my wardrobe have gained significance by belonging to characters: malvolio shoes, mrs lovett heels, a mcgonagall turtleneck…and after days of wearing pieces from a minimalist selection, wearing something completely different is definitely appreciated. ★