So we made it! There were of a few hiccups of course, but we did it! The girls behaved so well. For me it involved so many stages: Picked up by my lovely step dad Train to airport Flight to Philadelphia Flight to Orlando Car hire organisation Sat navigation to the hotel Each stage was… Continue reading We made it to Orlando – You got this!
So I thought I'd share a quick blog after my stressful panicked one this morning, I'm ok! Thank you for your text messages, tweets, hugs & general funny jibes! I needed it this morning. Particularly Emma, Charlotte, Sam & Tim who calmed me down for most of the day whilst also taking the Micky (see… Continue reading The calm before the calm
So today I'm anxious! Really anxious! Scared & nervous! There's lots of triggers Going away Laila's kids club starts at 10 when I thought I could get into work for 8pm! Work - there's a lot to do in one day Work - we have a big meeting today that I can't follow up with… Continue reading Panic All Stations
Today I got to attend a meeting on behalf of Good Things Foundation, discussing along with Sheffield Flourish , how the Sheffield Mental Health Guide website should & could redesign their urgent care/ help needed page. I went along as a member of staff from our Charity Good Things Foundation as not only someone interested… Continue reading Mental health guide for Urgent Help with Sheffield Flourish
So we're almost here & for a holiday of a lifetime the pressure was bound to build up. But over the last week I've been trying to combine a number of things: Getting work in order to avoid worrying while I'm away Coping mechanisms & plans for my stay Self care / pamper So firstly,… Continue reading Florida, Orlando get ready cos here we come! Holiday prep – screw you anxiety!
She had her heart broken, her soul unable to feel And yet with inner strength she found herself begin to heal She had good days and bad But each day she took new steps Building up the layers inside And adding to her depth Character building some may say But she just felt it cruel… Continue reading Beginning to win
Im embarrassing them now on occasions without even realising it. But every story I read is about how much of a pain they are! I'm the first to whine & moan about their every tantrum, there are times they reduce me to worries & tears, & my god they are hard work. But I have… Continue reading Advice and loving my girls!
So I'm a nightmare when it comes to packing wherever we're going. It could be a weekend in Edinburgh with friends, visiting family in London or a fortnight in Spain, but in the final days leading up to a time I'm going to be away from my own home, I'm a nightmare. Im not as… Continue reading Holiday packing with anxiety
Triggers are the things I'm learning to spot. The problem is, I think I have a lot: Letting down the kids Changing plans Frustrating Nigel as he helps so much Letting colleagues & friends down Not the way I do things Thinks not being perfect Something I didn't expect Trying on clothes Photos Making a… Continue reading Triggers
Is it just me or do you sometimes feel like you want to go medication free, because you think all the tablets combined are having a negative impact? I remember taking the pill around 13 due to heavy periods, (I was later diagnosed with endometriosis). I first started taking antidepressants at 16 years old. There… Continue reading Medication issues when therapy is the answer