Goodbye; Hello

This is a very personal post. A few days ago, I ended a relationship. I ended one relationship which broke my heart. I did this to start a new relationship; a relationship with myself. Being in a relationship was fun, exciting, fulfilling and happy but I realised that I was using this relationship as a […]

Saying No

Sometimes, my brain gets too full. There are too many people to please, too many jobs to complete, too many things to clean up, too many worries, too much PRESSURE – it feels like I’m going to explode! I get overwhelmed quite easily and often have to rationalise the situation and realise that it’s not […]

Ciao Rome

‘Travelling: It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.’ I recently returned from a beautiful getaway in Rome where it was 24 degrees and I ate my body-weight in gelato. Travelling for me has always had it’s ups and downs – I love to adventure and explore the world but being in new […]

Living With Me

I always want to say sorry. When someone that you know or love has a mental illness, it can be really hard on both of you. I am well aware of this. I know that my anxiety can make other people stressed, as if it is infectious. Depression is the same – if I am […]

100 Things

You only get one life. As much as I despised the ‘YOLO’ trend, I have to admit that the message behind this acronym is a really important one. Who knows what happens when we die (there’s a whole other post to be written about that) but, as far as we do know, you only live […]

Counting Sheep

It’s 3am and I CAN’T SLEEP! Koalas are the longest sleeping mammals – they sleep up to 22 hours a day. Giraffes sleep the shortest amount, only sleeping in 5 minute periods at a time, totalling around two hours a day. Humans on the other hand, need about 8 hours of sleep a night which […]

Acting…

I feel privileged to be a creative person. Creativity fuels me in everything that I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love to draw, I love to write, to doodle on shopping lists, make origami out of receipts, belt out ‘Les Mis’ tracks in the shower, monologue Shakespeare in the car, […]

Mental v Physical

Have you ever felt like you’re dying? Let’s talk about physical illness for a second… Have you ever been hot and sweaty with a fever? Have you ever slept all day from exhaustion? Have you ever not been able to breathe out of your nose? Have you ever felt physically in pain all over your […]

Analysing Anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety as defined by The Oxford Dictionary:  A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. There are some things that even a dictionary cannot define… love and God to name just two. Another word that I believe cannot be dictionary defined is anxiety. I’m no expert, I’m not […]

An Introduction

I always knew I was different. Of course, everybody is wonderfully unique – if we were all the same then what a boring place the world would be! The thing is, I wasn’t wonderfully unique… I certainly didn’t feel wonderful… I felt like my differences disadvantaged me.