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
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
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
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?
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
Twenty-five minutes after rushing out of the office to catch a bus, it finally turned up with its metaphorical tail between its legs and she got on, flashing her bus pass at the driver. To add insult to injury there were no seats downstairs, meaning a journey of steamed-up windows and uneasy wobbling was about … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 3 – Hot Chocolate
This morning I realised for the first time that it was light when I walked to the bus stop. This may not seem like a massive deal to some of you, but for those that read my post about SAD, you'll know that this marks the start of a positive change for me. I felt … Continue reading Take a Deep Breath
Warning... gifs ahoy. Wow, has it been a long time since I posted on here. I did the Non-Zero November and really enjoyed it, but as soon as December rolled in... nada. I have been through a really rough patch mentally, emotionally and physically for the last few months, and it's still not better. During … Continue reading It’s been a while, old friend…
What makes me happy? I'm happy when I wake up and see my other still asleep, with his face all smooshed into the pillow. He looks peaceful and cosy and it makes me smile. I'm happy when I get outside in the morning and the sound of birdsong reaches your ears and the skies are … Continue reading What makes me happy?