So today the shortlisted nominees were announced for the National Diversity Awards & I wasn't shortlisted. Firstly I'd like to say I huge thank you to every single 366 one of you, who took time out to vote. I printed them off for my self care box when I'm feeling down. I'd prepared myself for… Continue reading Celebrating diversity in everyone rather than focusing on me
As a young mum of 2 young girls, having lost my mum, mother-in-law & my best friend, I was took aback when I was finally diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder this January. I had suspicions & the debates between this & bipolar had taken 3 years of being in the mental health community, even… Continue reading When I was told that my personality was broken!
On Friday I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of Female Success Hub, Emily Wilkinson. What can I say? I can't think of anything she doesn't do, whilst managing to balance life as a working mum of 2, Ruby & Alfie. Alfie joined us & was so well behaved & cute. And at 25,… Continue reading Meeting Emily Wilkinson, founder of the Female Success Hub
This was something I was diagnosed with shortly after my mum had passed away in 2015. I no longer had “depression” but had developed a fear of the unknown & often when people asked “what sets you off?”, my answer was “Everything!” And it really was. I had become accustom during my recovery after my… Continue reading Living with Generalised Anxiety Disorder means everything can be a trigger!
Two nights ago I was actually in pain in my stomach through what I can only describe as anxiety. I genuinely was feeling tired & drained, understanding why in my previous blog here, but still couldn't get it to leave. My thoughts were also and my head pounding with a headache. I was still in… Continue reading When you turn anxiety on its head
This morning I woke up feeling a little anxious. I couldn’t work out why & once I’d told my manager & she had agreed to me starting late, I was actually ok & headed into work on time. As the day went on the anxiety didn’t seem to lessen & on my journey home I… Continue reading Missing my time at home for recovery
I recently read an article that caused me to realise I probably fluctuate between all of the appropriate & non-appropriate friendship zones, you can take a look at it here. I've changed the names for obvious reasons, but friends come & go. I believe strongly that sometimes it's no-ones fault when people drift apart, other… Continue reading Friendship throughout the years