Mental Health

I’m sorry if my mental illnesses make it hard to love me sometimes

To whomever it may concern, If you're in my life right now - if you're close to me and genuinely enjoy my company, I want to apologise in advance. You see, I'm not always going to be the 'me' that you know and love. I have clinical depression, anxiety, and bipolar. AKA: a dangerous cocktail… Continue reading I’m sorry if my mental illnesses make it hard to love me sometimes

Slice of life

These are a few of my favourite things: June

June's here!The outside world is in full bloom, I'm finding myself venturing outdoors a bit more, and my productivity is less fickle. The sun is mostly out, with the occasional overcast day that I'd put down to the UK's mixed climate, but all in all, these longer days are keeping me active and energised. Albeit,… Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things: June

Mental Health

Getting out of that depressive rut

Hey, lovelies! As I write this, I'm curled up in bed, thinking about the inevitable future, and wondering if situations will improve anytime soon. It's a helpless state of mind; one that is disturbing my brain chemistry. I'm in a rut. Today just seems to have been my unlucky day, and why such minute matters… Continue reading Getting out of that depressive rut

Slice of life

23 things I’ve learned in 23 years

It's almost bizarre to know that I've been 23 for a few months now, especially considering I remember January as if it were yesterday, and the transition from winter to spring seems to have been rather fickle (I'm sure it was snowing just over a month ago!). These past 23 years, I've learned a lot… Continue reading 23 things I’ve learned in 23 years

Mental Health, Slice of life

Have you ever made time to take yourself on a date for one?

It might sound weird, it feels weird to be typing this right now too, but really, when is the last time you took yourself on a date? When is the last time you made yourself happy? An integral part of self-love is the ability to be happy in the presence of your own company, so… Continue reading Have you ever made time to take yourself on a date for one?

Mental Health

How to love yourself

A few years ago, I spent night after night crying in my room, googling "how to deal with being the ugliest person in the world". I'd just gotten out of a pretty messy relationship wherein I was made to feel disgusting and like I didn't belong on this earth, and I was extremely depressed. It… Continue reading How to love yourself

Slice of life

Preparing for a big trip when you have travel anxiety

If, like me, you get yourself worked up in the lead up to a holiday, you'll know the frantic stress of checking everything, re-checking, and then still feeling like you might have forgotten something. Trust me, at the time of writing this (30/04/18), I am less than 24 hours away from embarking on my journey… Continue reading Preparing for a big trip when you have travel anxiety

Mental Health

We need to talk about mental health

For some reason, it can be a bit of a taboo subject online. This is partially due to the fact that mental illness is not linear, and not everybody experiences the same hardships as one another. The debate about whether or not antidepressants work has been a hot topic for quite a while now, but… Continue reading We need to talk about mental health

Mental Health, Review, Slice of life

The apocalypse, cats, and jerking off: Marc Maron – Royal Festival Hall

You've probably heard of him, you probably love him -- or equal chances are, you might just have no clue as to who he is unless somebody tells you that he's the guy with the fantastic moustache in Netflix's hit show, GLOW. Either way, I think that we can all agree that he's a pretty… Continue reading The apocalypse, cats, and jerking off: Marc Maron – Royal Festival Hall

Mental Health, Review, Slice of life

Get the haircut: Tuttii Fruittii London, and why I decided to cut my hair short

There are a few staples in my life that make everything feel stable. One is being able to get a nap in if the previous night left me feeling untested. Another - doing at least one productive thing every day. Be that reaching my daily target on Duolingo, decluttering, writing, or even just making a… Continue reading Get the haircut: Tuttii Fruittii London, and why I decided to cut my hair short