About

Who r u?

Hi, I’m Claire, a 24 yo overthinker just about managing to be based in London. I recently returned from 4 years in Scotland where I studied Art History and Philosophy and am about to begin a Masters in Contemporary English Lit. I’m carving a path to professional Writer status with a focus on Humour, Memoir, and Creative Non-fic.

In the words of Phoebe Buffay, ‘I don’t even have a pla-‘, but I’m figuring it out one publicly-documented mare at a time through adventure, disaster, and ‘freelance content production’ (*nod along*). When I’m not getting rejected by Christmas elf recruiters or mourning my maintenance loan, I’m taking some short courses, learning French and German, and trying to recover from everything that has ever happened.

I like to travel and write and read and attempt to do creative stuff. I am mediocre at most of these things and that’s what makes joining along for the ride worthwhile: this is one space online where comparing yourself to a blogger might improve your self-esteem! I care v much about plants and animals (humans too, kind of) and tend to overshare on all things personal, most frequently: my critically-endangered dating life, solo global misadventures, and long-lasting love affair with sweet, sweet caffeine.

On that note, I’m a chronic insomniac, which I refuse to accept is related. It’s probably a symptom of some larger problem, but since I’m yet to receive a web-diagnosis I really vibe with, I, for now, self-identify as fine. My mind can overflow sometimes with thoughts, feels, and mems I need a space to spill, and, lo: welcome (I’m sorry) to my blog.

What r this?

This is my blog, which had a golden age before deadlines ruined my life. Gd times. It’s the digital version of a column I used to write on me, my experiences, and the musings that keep me up at night.

I talk about a range of topics but fave themes include:

Why the bear?

That’s Burgundy, who I rescued from a skip in 2015. Disgusting, I know. Who would put her in a skip?!

Where else you can find me!

Yup. Small but ubiquitous. Head over to my professional site for other projects I’m involved in or please feel free to get in touch.

Contact

Email: clairecantsleep@gmail.com

Twitter: @clairecantsleep

Instagram: @clairecantsleep

Tumblr: @clairecantsleep

Watch the story

You might have noticed me going on and on about Insta stories, which is a kinda weird thing to go on about. Basically, this is where I share every detail of my life, and people tend to laugh at me.

Probs a bit of a marmite thing but I have had some v kind reviews. Pls gimme a follow if your feed needs a touch more honesty, oddness, and unfiltered failure.

 ‘God your stories are hilarious. You always make me LOL.’ @chachipowerproject
‘I like the combination of aesthetic feminism and drunken adventures’ @euan_rainey
 ‘I SO look forward to your stories, they make me laugh SO much’ @amara_968