I've avoided this topic for longer than I care to admit but here it is. For the sake of not chickening out I'm posting this without fully editing it, so if it's comes across as a bit raw, I apologize. This post addresses self-harm and if this is a topic that could potentially be triggering … Continue reading For Lack of a Catchy Title, This is a Post About Self-Harm.
I sat down to write a piece about Let's Talk day. Here I am, 2 hours later, with absolutely nothing to show for all my efforts. (except for an empty beer can and a half-eaten ferrero rocher) Why am I feeling so absolutely blocked? I'd say its about 50% the current state of my mental … Continue reading Let’s Talk.
The state of my hair is often-times the key to dissecting the true state of my mental health. For those of you who have never seen me, I have what can only be (lovingly) described as a massive birds nest situated on the top of my head. My hair grows in all directions and I've … Continue reading The State of My Hair.
I've done a lot of things in the name of self-care; Worn positively minuscule dresses paired with sky-high heels to go out dancing. Consumed absurd amounts of tequila/vodka/rum/wine/all the alcoholic beverages. Read an alarming amount of trashy articles on 'How To Orgasm' in Cosmo magazine. Watched Bridget Jones a frankly questionable number of times. But … Continue reading Why Self-Care Isn’t Bullshit.
It's 2am and I am exhausted. Weary down to the bone, eyes bleary, limbs heavy, brain functioning at half-capacity. Tomorrow is going to suck. It's been building up all month - a month full of long hours for which I'm not receiving any financial compensation nor any gratitude. A month full of solving ridiculous problems … Continue reading When You Know Tomorrow is Going to Suck.
A few minutes ago I came to a magical realization: This year, for the first time in my soon-to-be 26 years on this planet, I completed all my New Years resolutions ( I know, right?!). I moved to the UK, hiked across a country, started a blog, have the beginnings of a book saved away … Continue reading 2017 – The Year of The Resolutions and Epiphanies.
Have you ever sat down to read the first pages of a book only to find yourself crawling out of a black hole of space and time 5 hours later, book read from start to finish? You see, I have this (somewhat terrible but hey, there are worst vices in life) habit of bankrupting myself … Continue reading Mad Girl With a Reason To Stay Alive.
I can hear the ocean. But wait that's not right. I'm in Belfast, on a couch, miles from the coast yet the sound of the waves crashing on the shore between my ears is starting to drive me slowly yet surely mad as logically I know that I SHOULD NOT be hearing the ocean. Oh … Continue reading Anxiety in Real-Time Take 3.
My time here in Belfast has thus far been a vacation of sorts. While not the most positive experience for my mental health, it has left me with an abundant (and seemingly never-ending) amount of spare time to think. After 3 weeks of intense thinking I have finally decided on my Next Big Adventure. So … Continue reading The Next Big Thing.
Now that I'm off the trail and still unemployed I find myself with an influx of spare time to write. So here's a post that's a bit delayed but I think still relevant. I, like most of my friends, posted about #MeToo. In my post, I focused on how being sexually assaulted changed me, the … Continue reading #MeToo