... But words do hurt you. In my previous post about my journey with depression , I mentioned how destructive strangers judging me on Facebook was to my mental health. Social media is such a huge part of our day to day lives it's easy to forget that we are actually still all human beings, with real feelings. Emojis and…

So I have now turned the big 21...scary thoughts are settling in as this age has a certain sense of maturity surrounding it, it's like being given the official adulthood status, and that you have to be a responsible human being who has their shit together. I thought in the lead-up to this big birthday, I would write a list…

Let’s be honest, you usually see a picture of me sipping on a glass of Prosecco rather than a cup of tea! The well-used British idiom means ‘not to someone’s liking’, and as I’ve got older, grumpier and less tolerant toward people and things that impact on my routine or life has seen me change my outlook. YOU ARE NOT…

I’m standing in the queue at H&M.  I only popped in to “have a quick look” but whaddya know?  In the space of twenty minutes I’ve managed to rummage the rails, make not one but two trips to the fitting room, snap an awkward mirror selfie and ended up in the queue for the tills with half the shop draped over my arm.…

“Is he worth it?” These are the words that haven’t stopped ringing in my ears for the last three weeks. My mum, my friends, my subconscious – they’ve all been asking me the same thing. Tonight, I decided the answer had to be no. After a series of small inconveniences this morning, I had a full throttled tantrum. Tears tumbling,…

Growing up, you are always led to think that when you hit your early twenties you should be living completely on your own or with a partner. However, this is not always true. As more and more young people move back home it leads to the question: should I feel guilty for living with my parents? I have moved back…

I have an eidetic memory. I can randomly recall events so vividly it sometimes scares me. I remember conversations, scents, noises and minute details whilst at the same time I can completely block out certain memories and have no recollection of them no matter how hard I try. This first started with my first ever memory; I can play it…

It's okay, to not be okay

We hear about mental health a lot more nowadays, but it’s still not talked about enough. It’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time but also have been reluctant in doing so because we all have battles of our own, and probably a lot of mine, I’ve either only shared with a few people or with no…

Ok, I'm going to challenge myself not to reach for the box of Kleenex tissues while writing this post! Possibly easier said than done, but I'll give it a go. For those who haven't looked at my social media profiles lately because you were on a social media detox or something like that, my beautiful cat Charlie passed away at…

Many people say social media is toxic and can lead to an unhealthy image of how a body should look and the subsequent anxiety that leads to. I agree that in several ways social media can be bad; I rarely use Facebook or Snapchat anymore as all anyone ever does is portray a skewed version of their best selves which…