7 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Autumn

Ok, so it’s looking like a second nationwide lockdown is definitely on the cards and, I’m not gonna lie, the thought of that fills me with dread. I didn’t actually mind the first one, sure it was a bit stressful, especially homeschooling the children whilst working from home, but this time it’s autumn and autumn is a time of year I really struggle with. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder...

Learning to Love Myself

Sponsored Post For a long time, I’ve struggled with low self esteem and confidence issues. I have spoken before about my struggles with my mental health, having suffered with depression since the age of 12 and being diagnosed with anxiety four years ago. Turning thirty was a milestone for me. I was fed up of being so hard on myself and I started working on loving myself instead. Loving yourself...

Living with an Addictive Personality

Along with anxiety, I also have an addictive personality. I wouldn’t say this negatively impacts my life, in the way that my anxiety has in the past, but it definitely shapes the way I go about my life. For as long as I can remember, I have become infatuated with a certain song, film or tv show very quickly. I make snap decisions and will either love something or hate...

Falling Out of Love with Social Media

I don’t usually hesitate before writing blog posts. I have shared the majority of my life online for so long that I’ve become accustomed to just sitting and typing without much prior thought but, as the title suggests, this post is somewhat contradictory to that way of living and it is what made me stop and think before writing down my thoughts. The thing is, I’ve become so used to...

Positive Changes to My Life Since Lockdown

I think it is safe to say that nobody would have wished for the events of the past few months. 2020 has, on the whole, been a complete catastrophe from the start, and we are only just halfway into it. Having said that, I am trying to see the positives in any situation, and there have been some unexpected silver linings from lockdown. These are the positive changes to my...

Coping with Social Anxiety as Lockdown Eases

Here’s the thing, I think I have coped so well with my anxiety up until this point because actually, all my fears, my worries and concerns that I had before Covid-19 hit were suddenly shared by the majority when lockdown started. Suddenly it wasn’t weird or abnormal to not want to go out and be around people, it was celebrated as being the right thing. In fact, the government told...

I Can’t Remember My Childhood

Something happened to me, as a child, that deeply affected me. Although I knew at the time what was happening was wrong, I was too scared and ashamed to talk to anybody about it, and it wasn’t until over a decade later that I found the courage to speak up, to speak out and to go to the police. It took so much strength to report what happened to me....

You Know You’re in Lockdown When…

So, the UK are still in lockdown, at least officially, and I thought I would round up some common occurrences you may have experienced since the government imposed quarantine back in mid March. You know you’re in lockdown when…. You have to check your phone to remind yourself what day it is You have finished everything on your ‘to watch’ list on Netflix You may actually have to restock your...

Shows We’ve Been Watching During Lockdown

Ed and I have been watching a lot more TV since lockdown started. Beforehand, we both had quite busy social lives and would often be out during the week with martial arts classes and blogging events, meaning that we didn’t really get the chance to watch that much together. Now that everything is closed, and we are spending every night in together, we have had the chance to watch lots...