Today is Mental Health Day; a day to spread awareness about mental health and inform people about the issues that 1 in 4 people in the UK can experience each year. I'm raising my hand to say that I am one of those people and I'm currently dealing with anxiety and depression. I'm not going … Continue reading My Mental Health | World Mental Health Day
A jigsaw, tipped out on the floor, pieces scattered everywhere. A pile of leaves, strewn about by an errant wind. A watercolour painting, left out in the rain. A calm river, disturbed by a landslide. A well-worn book, knocked off a park bench and forgotten, out of sight. A bracelet snagged on a hook, beads … Continue reading For now, I am
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
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
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. 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.
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
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
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
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?