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
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
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
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
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?
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
Here in London, MCM Comic Con is looming ever nearer at less than a week away as I write this. I've been carefully preparing for a couple of months now, but, as always, I feel completely unready. It's a massive event for the "geeky" community, wherein some people cosplay their favourite characters, and some even… Continue reading Are you ready for comic con?
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
It's been a year, but I'm glad you're back. When March stays rather wintry, April is usually a good indication that spring has finally sprung. As much as I love romanticising longer nights, hot cocoa, and cosy blankets, I thrive when the sun is out. The weather forecast isn't looking great for the next week… Continue reading Hello, April…
Though best to be diagnosed by a doctor for clarification, those who suffer from anxiety will be more than familiar with the symptoms. It isn't an occasional bout of nerves, nor a quirky personality type. Anxiety is a sometimes crippling mental illness that disrupts even the most basic aspects of day to day life. Several… Continue reading Anxiety: What is it, and how can you deal with it?