As a woman in my 20s, it is not uncommon that I’m asked the question “so, when are you having kids?” or am told “oh well, when you have kids...”
As we begin to ease out of lockdown, or atleast the UK's poor attempt at a lockdown, and begin to restore some areas of our country to more normality I have found myself reflecting on the little silver linings I found during lockdown. I am lucky enough to still have had full time work throughout … Continue reading Finding the silver linings in lockdown
Hey everyone! So, this is my first post of 2020 and my first post in absolutely ages... I sort of lost momentum, motivation, and inspiration as myself and my ex broke up in October and it hit me pretty hard. However, here I am. Still fighting, still pushing, and feeling ready to take lots of … Continue reading How counselling restored my sanity
This week I had my first counselling session in about 4 years. Whilst this wasn’t for anything particularly critical, it is something I have wanted to do for ages to better understand myself, try and unravel some issues I have, and as an active step in managing my depression. I first went to counselling at … Continue reading Braving counselling for the first time in over 4 years.
I have worked hard to be the person I am today and to be where I am. I am resilient, I am driven, and I am fortunate, and I am thankful… but I am not lucky.
Mental health, is a subject that has previously been rather taboo but is slowly becoming more openly talked about. During my first few years of university, I suffered from depression. It took me a while to finally admit to two of my closest friends that I needed help. I had become increasingly sad, sat in … Continue reading Me vs Mental Health: 1-0