Even when you think you can’t you can

I hit rock bottom Wednesday morning. I felt extremely alone and I missed Dave terribly. I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to go on without things going back to the way they were. I couldn’t accept the change (even if temporary). And I didn’t want to either. I wanted to be able to pick up the phone and tell him to come … Continue reading Even when you think you can’t you can

A whole new year

Just finished washing up and my fingers are all wrinkly, as if I’ve just got out of a lovely long bath. My hair’s a total mess and I’m wearing an old jumper with pyjama bottoms, but I feel like writing for the first time in forever, so I’m smiling hugely (Hey there 2023 readers and thanks for sticking with me!). The lounge behind my laptop … Continue reading A whole new year

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

Girls just wanna have fun

Happy Sunday! It actually is such a happy Sunday in my world today. I’m full of banana and blueberry waffles, which were good for the body and soul when enjoyed with a coffee this morning. The sun is shining, but it’s nowhere near as hot and sticky in the flat as it has been the last few weeks. I’m just home from an absolutely wonderful … Continue reading Girls just wanna have fun

A Fresh Perspective

The picture hasn’t really changed since I wrote my last post about taking life one scorcher of a day at a time. I’m still plodding through, trying to remember to drink water, eat well and shave my legs. And trying not to let the news get me down. The last few days have been better, in spite of temperatures being on the rise again. Mid-week … Continue reading A Fresh Perspective

10 Things To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

One – Nothing, because you should listen to your body. You’re not lazy for taking a step back for a day and just being. Choose your comfiest possible clothes and just make sure you drink plenty of water and eat plenty too. Two – But if you really want out of your negative funk, how about Yoga? – Yoga is hardly any effort at all, … Continue reading 10 Things To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

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

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

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Kittens

Number 1: They’re absolutely tiny, breakable and yet super adventurous. I was not prepared for just how fragile 8 week old kittens would seem. Everyone talks about how resilient cats are and to be fair, by the time these girls were three months old they seemed invincible, but in those first few weeks they didn’t seem resilient at all. They were tiny and delicate and … Continue reading Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Kittens

Overthinking is my superpower

A wise person recently told me that I need to learn to love and embrace my butterflies. To feel the butterflies and decide to gratefully accept the reminder that I’m feeling anxious and gently look after myself, instead of trying to bat them away at the first sign of trouble. And I’m getting there. This blog was created by a Bronwen who I still feel … Continue reading Overthinking is my superpower