I'm a Creative Writing PhD student living in Edinburgh, Scotland. I write about creative writing, mental health, and fitness. 

My mission is to use my experiences to provide you with the inspiration you need to follow your own goals.

Thank you so much for checking out this site. Get started by finding an article for inspiration whether you are here for health and fitness or creative writing, read it, and then get off your electronic device and go make your dreams a reality! 




I wrote a post about this recently, but to be brief—I started lifting at the start of 2016 and haven't stopped. I just reached a PR of 80kgs with deadlift! I've got a long way to go to kick it with the bad-ass Gymshark ambassadors, but I'll get there. 


Over-thinking comes with the territory of being a creative person. My over-thinking causes unnecessary anxiety that I work on a regular basis to fix. My anxiety has never stopped me from achieving my goals. I've wanted to move to Scotland since I was 10 years old but I had to be patient for 13 years while I worked on my well-being. It was a long wait and a harsh reality, but the reward has been unsurpassable.  


I've just received my Master's in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh and I'm currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. I wrote a post about why I chose to pursue Creative Writing, check it out here! 

 Graduation in Scotland comes with a bagpiper, obviously

Graduation in Scotland comes with a bagpiper, obviously


  • I love chocolate, horses, and Lady Gaga in that order
  • I grew up in Connecticut 
  • By American standards, I'm Italian and Scottish. By Brit standards, I'm American
  • My cousin swears I wanted to be called "Kip" when I was 4
  • I can't whistle to save my life
  • My favorite movie is "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"
  • My favorite band is Radiohead
  • I have 1 tattoo



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