When I was 15, my expectation of life was that I would be married with two children by the age of 25. It felt like such a long time away and that type of life and timescale seemed perfectly...
Community isn’t just for old people
February 7, 2018
In my 20’s I thought community was a cringey concept exclusive to “old people”. Honestly, who really wants the Coronation Street / Eastenders type interaction with their neighbours where they’re constantly sticking their oar in your business? Community just...
What are you worth?
December 12, 2017
What are you really worth? Pause for a second and consider that question. Are you worth people’s time? Their attention? Their love? Their respect? Of course we’d all say yes but do we believe it and do we demonstrate...
November 7, 2017
I’m a few days late with this blog because basically I forgot. I’m taking it as a good sign given that day 365 was such an issue. To remind you, I wrote 365 a year after I broke up with my...
anxiety, blogging, confidence, experiences, happiness, heartbreak, mentalhealth, motivation, positivity, survival
To 16 year old me
October 25, 2017
First of all, you are so fucking beautiful, don’t listen to them! Any person who ever tries to make you feel shit about yourself is reflecting their own self loathing. Your ears and nose aren’t too big, your skin...
alcohol, blogging, cancer, charity, education, experiences, love, macmillan, motivation, sober, soberoctober, writing
October 21, 2017
Sober October seemed like a really good idea at the time. I love a challenge and if I’m raising money for one of my faveourite charities, (Macmillan Cancer Support), along the way, then everyone’s a winner. I knew it’d be...
anxiety, blogging, charity, communication, community, connections, experiences, lonliness, relationships, survival, volunteer, volunteering
October 13, 2017
I’ve always been happy in my own company. As a kid, my next door neighbour would knock for me to come out and play and I’d often say no because I was happy enough dicking about on my own....
anger, anniversary, anxiety, blogging, cancer, career, charity, communication, community, confidence, death, do-it.org, education, experiences, feminism, gay, gratitude, grief, happiness, human rights, lgbt, love, macmillan, mentalhealth, motivation, politics, positivity, queer, randomactsofkindness, relationships, single, survival, travel, volunteer, volunteering, work, writing
August 25, 2017
A year ago I fucked up an entire wall in my spare room, brainstorming what I could do to make the world a slightly better place. The only thing I could think of (that I might be any good...
anxiety, experiences, headstogether, heartbreak, love, mentalhealth, motivation, oktosay, relationships, survival
To Do: Don’t Cry
April 23, 2017
How to jinx your relationship in one easy step….write a blog about it. Sooooo, yeah, that’s done. *Laughs manically for a minute* Writing Get it Together probably wasn’t the smartest move. Relationship number 8 swirls down the toilet and disappears, without...
cancer, charity, community, death, experiences, grief, macmillan, motivation, positivity, volunteering
Life Outside It’s Character Building
April 13, 2017
I forget sometimes that not everyone who reads my blog follows me on twitter or instagram and that I really should use the blog to let you know what I’m doing outside of this platform! Sorry, my bad. So you’ll remember I wrote...