My Cat Yuki

I still remember over three years ago the excitement I felt as I went to the local RSPCA to pick out a cat. I hadn't left the house for a week, or showered in two days but at the thought of getting my very own cat was motivation enough to shower and dress. I remember my … Continue reading My Cat Yuki

Travelling while mentally ill

I am in the middle of my first overseas trip by myself and thought this would be a good time to reflect on what it’s like travelling while having a mental illness, some of the lessons I’ve learned and my experiences. 1. You can’t be happy all the time. I’m really struggling with this reality … Continue reading Travelling while mentally ill

Opinion: does talking about depression have to be depressing?

This post is inspired by Sadie's post about whether or not to open up about her depressive symptoms on her blog for fear of them not being "happy" enough. Check out her post here. I think there's a common misconception that talking about depression is all doom and gloom. Talking about suicide doesn't encourage suicide, … Continue reading Opinion: does talking about depression have to be depressing?

My guest post at The Patchwork Fox I’m afraid of elevators. The confined space doesn’t bother me so much, it’s to do with being trapped in a private area with a stranger. I’m afraid they’ll hurt me. Rape me. That’s what trauma does to a person. It tears apart every part of you that is trusting and replaces it with suspicion … Continue reading My guest post at The Patchwork Fox