Admittedly, moving to Edinburgh on the week of my period was a bad idea. I felt way more emotions than I otherwise would. I cried on my dog the evening before I left (he didn’t care at all—just sighed and tried to move away). However, despite still feeling emotionally fragile, and after four stages of … Continue reading I Moved to Edinburgh!
My aim with this blog is to always be open and honest. If I can make just one person feel less shitty then spilling all my stuff on the internet is worth it. I think… Anyway, recently (and when I say recently I mean over the past several years…) my self-confidence has PLUMMETED. A steady … Continue reading The Importance of Friends During a Spiralling Self-Confidence Crisis
Speaking from behind the filters has always been my goal with this blog and Christmas is one of the most filtered times of the year. Wherever we look people are celebrating with friends in idyllic settings, buying designer goods for their multitude of gorgeous friends, and attending perfectly Dickensian markets. But that's not reality for … Continue reading Mental Health at Christmas
Two years ago I went to see a doctor for anxiety and depression. I was supposed to go back four weeks later but never did. By that point I’d quit my rubbish job and was moving away to study again. Therefore, I put the entire ‘episode’ down to my job. And, sure, it hadn’t helped. … Continue reading The Way Back Down: My Mental Health Story
Now, I’m not just talking about writing here. I’m talking about all rejections—because at this point I consider myself something of an expert. In fact, I have enough rejections to paper all the walls of the house I’ll never afford. And it sucks. I’m not going to sit here and pretend it’s all roses—that each … Continue reading Tips for Handling Rejection (From One Reject to Another)
“You can’t live on only X you’ll need way more than that. Well, it depends what your partner earns. You know, when you eventually find one.” “There are millions of people trying to be published authors. What makes you think they’d choose you? That doesn’t happen to people like us.” “Come on. When are you … Continue reading The Truth About Failure
Everyone has a breaking point. A moment where you stop, throw your hands in the air, and say ‘fuck it’. Fuck. This. I’ve spent my whole life being a push over. And the thing is I let it happen. I even let myself push myself over…if that makes any sense at all. I talked myself … Continue reading Breaking Point
Hi, I’m a millennial, and like most of us I have no effing clue where my life is going. I have dreams, sure, but the reality right now is pretty bleak. It’s zero-hour contracts, temporary jobs, and no idea whether things are going to get better or not. It’s still living at home with my … Continue reading Introduction