All Storms Really Do Pass

Honestly? This week wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. On Tuesday, returning to work after the bank holiday, I had a really rubbish brain day. My head was full of fluff and anxiety and everything felt difficult. I stumbled through, but by the end of it, I had a mighty tension headache and tears in my eyes. Luckily, I have some wonderful people around me who … Continue reading All Storms Really Do Pass

Travelling With Butterflies

Back on home turf and reflecting on an incredible weekend away in Italy spent sticking a middle finger up at all of the thoughts that told me I couldn’t enjoy it. Travelling feels daunting to most of us regardless of our mental wellness. I think it’s natural. In advance, I worried about whether things would be awkward between me and the friend I was travelling … Continue reading Travelling With Butterflies

10 Reasons You Should Read More

One – Reading is for everyone. Okay, so you read one book by Dan Brown and you couldn’t handle the suspense, or decipher the intellectual gobbeldy-goop. I’d disagree with you when you said you didn’t enjoy it, but I wouldn’t judge you for it. Maybe you’ll say that means reading isn’t for you. Except there are millions of other books out there, all different. There’s … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Read More

Birthday Butterflies

I’m 28 tomorrow. I’d fully intended to draft an inspiring and upbeat birthday post to publish in celebration. I LOVE my birthday and I couldn’t wait to write about how far I’ve come since I was 18 and about my hopes and dreams for the years ahead.  Instead, I’ve hit a mental health blip. And I considered not writing – who wants to hear from … Continue reading Birthday Butterflies

To infinity and beyond

The highlight of this week has to have been my afternoon spent in London’s Sky Garden. I highly recommend a visit. It’s free of charge for starters! They advise that you book in advance to skip the queues, that’s all. London looks so beautiful from up there. It doesn’t take much to bring out the cheese ball in me and being up there definitely did. Looking … Continue reading To infinity and beyond

Until further notice

I’m the happiest of Bronwens today. Autumn simply is the second most wonderful time of year (Christmas being the most wonderful time of the year, of course) and I’m so happy it is here. What’s not to love? Good TV. Jumper weather. Beautiful crisp colourful leaves. Monthly reasons to get together with friends and family and have a good time in the form of Halloween … Continue reading Until further notice

Let go of the familiar and embrace the new

I was super happy and excited, but goodness I was nervous. A small part of me was just rationally worrying about the new job itself. Whether I’d be able to do it, whether the people would be as nice as I hoped, whether I’d impress like I wanted to. I was also having nightmares. Nightmares that varied from stressfully realistic to scarily weird. I had … Continue reading Let go of the familiar and embrace the new

An honestly good week

I set the bar high with the honesty thing and I’ve been fretting ever since. Every post that popped up on my Facebook timeline this week, had me second guessing myself. An article titled ‘What anxiety actually is, because it’s more than just worrying’, had me closer to pressing delete on last week’s post than ever. There are people who suffer much worse than I … Continue reading An honestly good week

No rest for the wicked

Or so the saying goes. Luckily for me, wickedness aside, I’ve finally got a day off today. I’m sat in my room with the curtains closed, because it may only be half four, but it is dark outside already! I’ve lit candles and I’ve got Spotify shuffling through my favourite playlist. I’ve eaten a cooked breakfast and a roast lunch. I had a lay-in and … Continue reading No rest for the wicked