mental health

Spare change

July 15, 2018


The last six months in my head looked a bit like this:

“THIS IS IT. THIS IS THE NEW JOB I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. I DID IT. WHAT A CLEVER LITTLE SAUSAGE I AM.”

“I can’t wait to leave this job and start my new one. Everything is looking up.”

“They’re gonna love me. They’re lucky to have me. I have so many ideas and I’m quite literally gonna save lives sharing them.”

“What if they don’t?”

life

The June Edition

June 30, 2018


The handy thing about doing these posts is moaning about how tired I am, then writing all this up and thinking, “Oh wait that’s why.”

travel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (April 2018)

June 21, 2018


When I first suggested to Mum that we went away for a city break again, after Salzburg last year, we couldn’t think of anywhere we both really wanted to go together. After much consideration of Dublin (too much Guinness) and Copenhagen (too much money), I suggested getting high and getting selfies with dildos in Amsterdam. 

It was settled. Amsterdam.

life

The May Edition

May 31, 2018



May was lovely but it would have been better if I did a lot less crying…

running

A beginner's running haul

May 20, 2018


For my first ever run, I went out in a standard bra, knitted t-shirt, denim shorts, and plimsolls from Primark. 

Deciding you want to try and run is a big deal for a lot of people. Running is hard. It’s a totally different way to use your body. You use parts of your body you didn’t even know existed, and your body and mind have to work together. Part of your body and mind working together is your mind making a lot of decisions about where to run, how to run, and what to wear and use as a runner, and that’s overwhelming. 

Believe it or not, my running debut combination did the job. I didn’t die. I didn’t blister to pieces. I wore t-shirts and denim shorts and plimsolls for the first few weeks of Couch to 5k and it did me no harm. Running is running no matter what you wear.

BUT…