The “A” word

The world was spinning, heat was radiating across her chest and the pit of dread in her stomach was growing each second. She placed one hand on the dresser to steady herself as she stumbled, and held her head with the other, willing the throbbing pain to stop, stop, stop. Tears fell from her freshly … Continue reading The “A” word

An open letter to my family and friends

Hi, We haven't spoken in a while. If we had, I could just ask you how your week has been, but it's been so many weeks that that question is void. But how are you doing? What's your job now? Do you have a partner? What's their name? You don't,? Are you looking or are … Continue reading An open letter to my family and friends

Happy Body

I sit at my desk, sipping my tea, savouring the warmth on my hands and my tongue. Tasting the hint of honey in the cardboard-coloured liquid, I feel proud that I have cut out the two sugars I used to have in each cup – the once welcome taste is now repulsive to me. I … Continue reading Happy Body

Right now, I am at peace.

Right now, I am at peace. This peace is like an old friend popping round for a cup of tea. There are things we have to catch up on, and the easy silence that is comfortingly familiar. It's an emotional reunion and an overdue respite from the past months of turmoil. Waking up without her has … Continue reading Right now, I am at peace.

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 27 – Winter Pie

I feel like I should write a bit more today than I did yesterday, as it was a bit of a "day off", and I did have a small adventure, so I have something to talk about. We wandered into town at around 1pm and argued over where to grab some food and a coffee … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 27 – Winter Pie

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 15 – Things about adulthood I wish I’d known beforehand

No one tells you just how difficult adulthood is going to be. Sure, you see glimpses of your family members and other adults at stressful times in their lives, but you don't really comprehend what it's like until you actually experience it. I'll admit that I still don't fully understand it as I'm not married, I … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 15 – Things about adulthood I wish I’d known beforehand

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 13 – Some ‘me’ time

The other half went off into the spare room to play some Call of Duty this weekend, meaning I had a little time to myself, so I sat down and watched some Castle. I don't get to watch it often, as the boyfriend doesn't rate Nathan Fillion, and we spend nearly all our weekends and … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 13 – Some ‘me’ time

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 11 – Do you like you?

Disclaimer: Despite what this post discusses, I do enjoy makeup and clothes, so I'm not suddenly going to stop wearing makeup and walk around in my birthday suit. It's far too cold for that. There's a song that came out a while ago now (June 9th 2014 to be precise) and I only really heard … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 11 – Do you like you?

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 10 – Social media is a dangerous thing

Warning: Potential 'The Walking Dead' spoiler inside. Social media is a dangerous thing. People warn about children and teens feeling pressured into different trends and lifestyles that might not be healthy, but I don't feel like that's the only danger. I'm a 28-year-old woman who has been to university and has a career, a home, … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 10 – Social media is a dangerous thing

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 5 – Food with a Friend

I had 90% of a post typed out before I had dinner, ready to wrap up and publish. I'd typed it out on my mobile as I'm at a friend's house and my phone decided it'd be really funny to delete the whole thing. Brill. So now I'm sat here with a grumpy face on … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 5 – Food with a Friend