When you learn it’s ok to be sad

I’ve spent the past few months being constantly on the go. As well as a To-Do list a mile long to get through, I’ve been trying to stay as distracted as possible…going away, seeing friends, doing housework and basically throwing myself into everything (even starting this blog was one of them), ┬ábecause I’m so scared…

When you’ve actually had enough

Sure there’s the shock phase, the sadness phase, the anxiety phase… but what about the phase when you’ve quite simply had enough. I think I’ve reached that point. There’s only so many times that you can laugh life off as ‘why does this shit keep happening to me?’ before it’s not even funny anymore. I…

When you feel all alone

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got an amazing bunch of friends who have been my absolute saviours over the past few months. They’ve been my family, people I can turn to for fun, to cry to or for advice. But you can still feel extremely alone. And you can’t live your life literally constantly surrounded…

When you’re a lover not a fighter

The conundrum that I’m also sure a lot of people face or get criticised and shamed about. I’ve always thought of myself to be a nice person, especially after some life-changing situations that made me realise and appreciate the people that are close to me are my life. Having never had a big or sociable…

Life in a playlist

For me, music has an incredible power to affect emotions. I have a very eclectic taste in music and I think this is because it affects my mood so much. If I’m feeling sad and a sad song comes on the radio it’s guaranteed to push me over the edge. When you’re getting ready to…

When your dog is your life

An appreciation post for my beautiful boy, Oscar. When you go through a bad time in life, there’s always someone or something you can count on to make you feel a bit better. For me it’s my teddy, Cody, who I’ve had since I was born and is the perfect snuggle partner, and my darling…

When you find out your dad has cancer

OK, ideally Step 1: don’t let this be the very day that you put your mum into a nursing home. Probably one of the hardest days of my life so far was to have to put my mum into a nursing home (finally, this was a relief for everyone in my family!) but to also…

When you finally realise you’ve lost your mum

Ah, the topic that I’m sure the majority of the world has been through at some point…but maybe not so many in my case. 3 years ago my mum was diagnosed with early onset dementia after suffering a mental breakdown