It’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog. I was surprised to find when I checked that it’s been five months, which is the longest gap since I started writing blogs in about 2013. I’ve had plenty of ideas to write about, but each weekend has come and gone without me quite … Continue reading A 2019 update: on stopping therapy and moving forward
This is a slightly late year in review/New Year’s resolutions post. I spent Christmas away from my family for the first time – I was with my partner’s family in Canada – and the jet lag when we got back seemed to be multiplied by the general anxiety I’d felt around the whole trip, resulting … Continue reading Goodbye 2018; Hello 2019
Everyone I know seems to be a little tired at the moment. Flaking on plans is the new normal; requests to postpone are met with welcome relief. Is it the change of seasons? Perhaps we are mentally setting out on a new year and a new beginning, a remnant from our childhood routines (or less … Continue reading What’s the etiquette if you use the last of your therapist’s tissues?
They say moving is one of the most stressful things you do in life. Not all moves are created equal, though. Some, like leaving your home and everything you know because it’s impossible for you to stay and live, is its own category. Next to that I feel like me moaning about getting to move … Continue reading This train terminates here. All change, please.
I haven’t been writing much lately. I have plenty of ideas in my head and still draft pieces as I’m walking around but haven’t found the time or the headspace to write anything down, and part of that is thanks to one of my biggest flaws: perfectionism. I’ve often thought of it as being low … Continue reading Perfectionism
A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about putting on a little weight. Although the blog ended on an upbeat note, I’ve been struggling to view myself positively. I tried to decide what I needed to do if I did want to lose the weight I’ve gained, and thought of some ideas – … Continue reading The Beauty Myth
For my generation, travel is the (attainable) dream. People who have jobs that involve travel are envied, and saying that you’re not super keen on travelling is like saying you don’t like puppies, or halloumi (I should say now, I don’t like halloumi). It’s not that I don’t like travelling. But it does make me … Continue reading Travel