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!
I’ve hinted at this a lot over the past few weeks but it’s always been distant. A thought in my head as opposed to a concrete decision. Now, though, I’m laying out the details. I'm moving to Edinburgh on the 15th of October (cue panic!). Since I first visited Edinburgh in 2015 I’ve wanted to … Continue reading I’m Moving to Edinburgh!
The other week a person I admired, thought of as a friend, went on a spree of meme sharing. But not the funny sort. Not to me, anyway. These memes all said if you still lived with your parents over twenty-five you were a massive failure and a waste of space. One of them mentioned … Continue reading Why is Living at Home in Your Twenties STILL Seen as Failure?
I attended a concert the other week, and during the warm-up act everyone was told to stand, clap, raise their hands, and have a grand ol’ time. Whilst the people around me clearly wanted to stand—they were shuffling in their seats as if to rise—all of them looked around, saw others weren’t standing, and remained … Continue reading Make Memories Don’t Tick Boxes
As it’s the US launch today, let’s discuss the thing that’s been ripping apart my world for the last few weeks… Yep, if you follow me on any social channels you’ll know I’m talking about the BBC One (and HBO) drama Years and Years. Damn, that show. Incredibly written, phenomenally acted, and the most poignant … Continue reading Our Future is a Nightmare and I’m Terrified
As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, it’s important to look towards the way ahead. The other weeks of the year where most people, and the media, aren’t paying attention to mental health, but mental illness ploughs forth regardless. Remember to keep checking in with those close to you, ask if they're OK, … Continue reading Moving Ahead: Mental Health Awareness Week
Part of writing is knowing when to stop. At all stages of the process. I wrote my heart out in 2017, and I edited with all of my soul in 2018, but in 2019 I’ve had to face up to the fact I may have reached the end of the line with my fantasy novel … Continue reading Knowing When to Quit: Mental Health Awareness Week
After watching Nadiya Hussain's fabulous documentary 'Anxiety and Me' I thought it was about darn time I wrote about my experiences with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I visited the doctors the year before last to find out why I felt so wired all the time. Overactive thyroids run in my family so that was my suspicion. … Continue reading My CBT Experience: Mental Health Awareness Week
A Danielle Steel interview made the rounds last week. In this interview she claimed to work twenty-two hours a day. Now, I have serious doubts about the truth of this to be honest, but what got me was the amount of people applauding her for her ‘work ethic’. Hmm. Two hours of sleep (presuming she … Continue reading The Importance of Rest: Mental Health Awareness Week
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is bodies. Which, especially in this era of mass media, is incredibly relevant. I’ve spoken before about my own self-confidence struggles. As I grow older I seem to hate my body more and more. The only part of me I’m OK with is my hair. A … Continue reading My Day of Self-Care and Relinquishing Control: Mental Health Awareness Week