Let me introduce myself: I’m Bekki, a 20-something-year-old who works in PR and lives in the homeland of Greggs. For all of you non-pasty enthusiasts, firstly – shame on you – and secondly, my hometown can be found on a map by looking up ‘Newcastle Upon Tyne’.
When I’m not shaming people’s knowledge of sausage rolls, you’ll most likely find me exploring the coastline, enthusiastically talking about how much I saved in Aldi or racking up a big food bill with said money I saved. Because life is about balance people.
Firstly, what is a ‘Filler Chapter’?
Quite simply, a ‘Filler Chapter’ refers to the periods of your life that are very ordinary. On a day-to-day basis, you may be trying to balance work, relationships (both romantically and platonically), binge-watching Netflix docuseries, sleeping and lowering your plastic consumption. But not a lot is going on.
Some days, the most exciting thing you’ll do is treat yourself to a takeaway coffee, cook the perfect poached egg or get Super Liked by someone who is 100% your type on paper. I like to call these ‘life’s little victories’ – and believe that they help get us through Filler Chapters.
Why We Should Focus Less on ‘Big Chapters’
In fact, in the age of social media, I believe we’re all bit too preoccupied with life’s Big Chapters. It’s impossible to shy away from the successes of IRL friends, friends of friends and Internet acquaintances. We see it every day – people on fancy getaways, gaining promotions, buying houses, purchasing Made.com sofas and much more.
And whilst all of these Big Chapters should be celebrated – I believe our Filler Chapters should receive the same gratitude – if not, more! Why, you ask? Well, firstly – life is mostly made up of Filler Chapters. It’s our day-in-day-out so shouldn’t we be focusing our positive energy on this?
Secondly, like the filler chapters of a book – where not a lot is happening – a work of art cannot be built on just Big Chapters alone. It requires a varied structure for strength, a dip for every tragedy, and ‘life’s little victories’ for hope.
There will always be Filler Chapters in life – and this blog is an ode to celebrating them. Throughout this little corner of the internet, you’ll find:
- Filler Chapters – From my weekly shenanigans to my gratitudes – here you’ll find journal extracts from as I learn to appreciate Filler Chapters.
- Think Pieces – Expect honest and sometimes humbling articles where I share all states of adulting. I mostly discuss mental health, life after having cancer and any lessons I learn from this little thing called life.
- Geordie Land Guides – Here you will find numerous posts about my every day homeland, the toon. As an avid explorer, I share everything from restaurant recommendations to North-east based bucket lists.
- Travel Guides – Finally some of my Big Chapters – when I head to faraway lands. Naturally, here you can find all of my travel tips & tricks, as well as the odd city guide for the odd measure.
Who I’ve Worked With
I have previously worked with some incredible independent brands and big businesses. All of my Instagram collaborations can be found here.
All of my blog post collaborations can be found here.
Interested In Contacting Me?
Thanks for stopping by and as always, feel free to get in touch for a chat in my DMs. Alternatively, you can email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch you soon!