Have we stopped checking in?

I saw a tweet the other day that had gained a lot of traction – of course I can’t find it again now to show you – from a guy saying that he felt social media had perhaps encouraged us to stop checking in with our pals. I think there are a lot of conversations had often about the impacts of social media use but I found this one particularly… View Post

January

January. Chapter one. The month I started writing about mental health – three years ago. I wrote my first ever mental health post on 5th January 2016 and to be honest when I look back at it now I feel a bit icky. Isn’t it funny how much we change and grow in a short period of time? Sometimes I look back at pictures that are quite recent really –… View Post

Why recovery is worth it

It’s been such a strange few months. I started the year with a new job – a job that I was desperate to do but then decided wasn’t for me. I (reluctantly) took a break from my book. I went freelance, and moved house – twice. I’m fairly confident in saying that this time last year, certainly the year before, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do a lot of… View Post

Five things I learnt very quickly after moving out

My most recent post gives an insight into how I was feeling just before I moved out of my parents’ house. Now, a week after the move, here are the things I’ve already learnt: 1 That sh*t is HARD. Change is hard. I knew that it would be a challenge for me as someone who is not only close to their parents, but also is effected by CPTSD. I felt… View Post

The one where the anxious girl moves out

Ever since I moved in with my dad at age four, I’ve been happy to keep it that way. I have known two types of home: the type I had before I lived with my Dad, and the type after. As I’ve started to understand how my brain has been working since then, I know that my understanding of life at four years old – and for a while after… View Post