Saturday, a day for a lie in - not for me. I’m rudely woken at 6am with the same familiar dread in the pit of my stomach; I have things to do today so my body starts to panic about them nice and early for me. I’m sure everyone else who has a to-do list [...]
Depression has a way of making us neglect our needs to the point where we train ourselves not to need them anymore.
5:30AM. The alarm sounds. Yes, I know I get up incredibly early, someone somewhere told me it would be good for my mental health (not if you pressed snooze it wouldn’t). Plus, I must walk the dog. The crushing feeling of having to drag myself out of bed, get myself to look presentable and participate [...]
I’m surprised most about the uncertainty- I really thought at age 21, I’d have all my ducks in a row and probably would have ticked a few major things off my bucket list. No such luck. I know I’m not alone in this but it’s still hard to not be disheartened by my lack of [...]
Depression can come in all shapes and sizes, there is no ‘one size fits all’ with this terrible illness, so while you may know a lot about depression, the first thing to do is accept that you don’t know everything about what someone else is going through. It’s best not to generalise, but here are [...]
I’d finished another day at work. It had been busy, but not hectic. Nothing really memorable happened that day, it all went by in a blur as I was thinking about my evening plans. I was going to the cinema with my mum, like we do most Thursdays. Baby Driver, my suggestion, a film I [...]
I've abandoned my regular Wednesday schedule for a bonus post - so a big thank you to Lisa's Reality for nominating me for this award! I had to do a wee bit of reading as I'd never heard of it, but the general idea is that you answer the 11 questions your nominator has given [...]