Good morning everyone! While this isn't a typical MHM, I had to share the fact that last Saturday I got engaged! It is the funniest story, so I thought I would share it, as well as my thoughts moving forward. I knew that my boyfriend was planning something, because we'd been talking about it for … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – i got engaged!
So February was a surprisingly awesome month. I read OVER 20 BOOKS, which is the most I have read probably since I was in high school. I also am finally sort-of getting my blog stats to what they used to be after my (extended) hiatus last year. While that isn't the point of my blog, … Continue reading february wrap-up
So I've finally done something that, to be honest, I should have done a long time ago. I've gone teetotal. Trigger warnings: mentions of alcohol I've known that I should probably not drink alcohol for a while now. My horrible psychiatrist told me, my very lovely therapist told me, and my adequate doctor told me. But … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – being teetotal doesn’t totally suck
I use Goodreads for a lot of things. Obviously I keep track of the books that I've read, and books that are on my TBR. I often also use the lists to find books with specific representation and themes, though obviously because they're made by Goodreads users, they're not perfect. But that's not what I'm … Continue reading why I don’t use Goodreads’ star ratings
It's that time of year again - Valentine's day. To start this post on a personal note, I don't really have any thoughts about Valentine's day. I agree, it's a corporate holiday, and that there shouldn't be just one day of the year where people make an effort for their partner/s. And it's another example … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – love yourself
So on Sunday the 3rd of February I went to see Hayley Kiyoko with one of my absolute best friends, Louis! She was so great - her voice sounded exactly like it does on her album, and the choreography was on point. She seems to genuinely care about her fans, too - at one point she stopped … Continue reading hayley kiyoko and 20biteen
Trigger warning: suicidal ideation, discussion of sleeping pills, overdosing I'm fairly sure I mentioned this a couple of months back, but as a general re-cap - I've not been sleeping. I'm not quite sure whether it is due to my mental illnesses (as depression does tend to fuck up sleep patterns) or whether it's just … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – i’m actually sleeping
Wow, I'm really not doing great with this whole actually writing posts thing, am I? Let alone scheduling them to go out at a normal hour...ah, well. This post contains trigger warnings for low self-esteem and general negative self-talk. Let's talk about Blue Monday. This is considered the most depressing day of the year. The … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – blue monday
I really hate January. Here's why. New year, new me. I really don't like the emphasis on reinventing yourself every January. I don't mind goals (I made some myself!) but the idea that you're just going to magically become a new person on January 1st is just ridiculous to me. Specifically, I find the strong … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – january sucks
I did a lot of things in 2018 - I finished my Masters in Publishing, I moved in with my boyfriend, and I finally got a proper job! However, throughout the year I found myself abandoning many of my goals due to bouts of depression and anxiety/stress. This was pretty disheartening, as I really wanted … Continue reading 2019 goals – reading and otherwise!