Meandering thought about NYE/the New Year

Today, social media seems to be inundated with people celebrating their year. But that’s not reality. The year for me, like many, has been full of both great highs and also inevitable lows. I lost one of my closest friends to suicide, I (somehow) graduated thanks to the Uni being immensely supportive and rearranging one…

‘New Year, New Me!!!’ *ROLLS EYES*

Brace yourself and prepare for the shit storm of New Year’s resolutions that will soon be thrust upon us… Through social media, advertisements commercialising the best tools to realise said goals, chit chat with friends and families. It’s relentless, and there’s unfortunately no way to stop ourselves from being bombarded with all this crap. Yaaaay…  Not going…

’Tis the season to be jolly? Oh greaaaaat.

Disclaimer: I’m an atheist, so Christmas holds a very different meaning for me. That of being grateful, showing compassion, enjoying the simple things in life. Christmas is just around the corner… Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole idea of Christmas just as much as the next person, but the reality of it is immensely…

OCD is a ‘cute quirk’, right? NO. #OCDawarenessweek

This week is OCD Awareness Week, a week during which many wonderful charities work together to focus their efforts on raising awareness and changing perceptions about the impact Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can have on those that suffer. So, I thought I would do my bit, too, by sharing some information about OCD; I would be…

Life of a ‘military brat’

For some, being a ‘military brat’ was an experience like no other; an upbringing filled with adventures, living abroad and discovering new cultures. Yet I would argue that this is the case for the minority going by those I met living on Army bases/in Army estates.  For me, it was a different story. Don’t get me wrong,…

One-whole or one-half?

This popped up on my Timehop; my brain seemed to view this as an ideal time to splurge. So here goes! 6 years ago, I said ‘goodbye’ to Laura for an unspecified period of time as we ventured off to different universities, in separate cities – her in Lincoln, me in Canterbury. And, in all…

‘Your mental health is inseparable from your physical health.’

A week? Mental health awareness week should be happening 52 times a year. Every day of each and every one of these weeks should be filled with promoting positive mental health and spreading the message of solidarity. Mental health doesn’t take a break, so why should we ‘dismiss it’ – indeed not prioritise it –…