I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how the right people seem fated to come into our lives at the exact time we need them. It’s weird, because I don’t think I believe in fate as such, but still there’s been some eerie coincidences. For example, in September 2010, how did I end up getting … Continue reading Friends For Now And Friends Forever
This is late. Again. I know, I’m the worst. I’m also massively procrastinating because I told myself I’d go out for a run this afternoon BUT I HAVE TO GET EVERYTHING DONE FIRST, OKAY?! I’m also not quite sure where this post is heading. I wrote the word ‘pride’ down in my notes app a … Continue reading Why Are We Never Allowed To Be Proud?
I thought I’d mix it up this week and go for something less heavy. As you probably know by now I fulfil all the Cornish stereotypes and work in a pasty shop. In fact, I’ve been working in customer service since I was thirteen. So I’ve heard enough blood boiling bullshit to fill hundreds of … Continue reading 10 Things Pissing Off Shop Assistants (This One Specifically)
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!
I was speaking to a young mother at work the other day who wanted to set up a clothing business. She had the skills, the materials, and a full business plan. A very marketable one too. But with being a mum and work she simply didn’t have the time, or marketing knowledge, to add a … Continue reading Following a Dream Alongside Full-Time Work (Or Trying To!)
Today I turn twenty-seven and, honestly, I can’t help feeling I should have some ducks in my row by now. I’m aware twenty-seven is young. I’ve heard every single way of someone telling me I’m still young. But it actually annoys the heck out of me. Can you maybe not invalidate my fears by patronisingly … Continue reading You Don’t Need Everything Sorted by Thirty: And Other Patronising Life Advice I Hate
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
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
For as far back as I remember I’ve been afraid. Not in an oh god, there’s a spider kind of way (although, why anything needs eight legs and eyes is still beyond me), but a constant bubble of nerves beneath my skin. Sometimes it rises into full pre-interview fear, often for no discernible reason, and … Continue reading My Anxious Life: Mental Health Awareness Week