On The Up And Up At Readwave.com

A little while ago, you may have seen my posts on this blog  (and my other one)  about me joining Readwave. 

Well that was 1 May 2014.


Now, I am:

That’s right, Theme Owner! Today the lovely Kristine stepped down from the role as she has so many themes to run, and handed the metaphorical torch to me.

I’ll do my best to fill her internet-boots: promise!

So, if you are part of the Readwave writing world, know that if you post to Career – I’m your editor! (Don’t worry – I’m a lovely editor.) Readwave is a great place to get your voice heard on so many topics. Check out the Theme homepage to see just how many options there are.


To keep up-to-date with my life (writing-orientated or otherwise), follow me on Twitter! @melissaholden94


I Suddenly Want A Family?

There, I said it. I have suddenly developed maternal instincts and the deep want to get married.

I don’t know what’s wrong with me!  I mean babies are cute and everything, but before where I used to flinch if they cried, now I want to cuddle and soothe them. HELP!


This is not helped by numerous Facebook friends having children and getting married. They’re always posting photos of their newborn babies and I just think they are adorable.

I think this started about a year ago when me and some friends started talking about our ideal weddings… I now have a weddings Pinterest board! 


It’s got even worse since me and my boyfriend ended it (honestly: best break up ever, he’s so sweet) because I realized I needed more than he could give me. I’m not saying I will drop everything to have a relationship and a family, but I wouldn’t say no as fast as I would have a year ago.

I keep thinking about how I always said I would be married by the time I was 25: I’m 20 in three months and I’m still single with no men on my horizon. And what’s worse – I have a career (yes, that’s write – writing is my career and I love it more than people [call a shrink now]).


I won’t give up my career, but do you know how hard it is explaining to people that you want to be a writer, knowing full-well that it will never make me any money?! Now imagine telling a guy that on the first date! Men (as much as they deny this) don’t like career women. I know the guys I know certainly don’t love the idea of a women (particularly me) being more successful than they are, and more so because I haven’t even graduated yet.


Maybe I’m generalizing too much, some guys are absolute sweeties about it but I’m not looking for complete and utter admiration from a partner: I’m looking for some respect.

What’s wrong with me? Is it self-destruction of my career or am I genuinely ready to grow up and find someone to love and grow with?

Have you been through this and could spare some advice? Comment below or Tweet me @melissaholden94