Wanting To Do It All

Wishing For That Sitcom Life

friendships, tv shows, sitcoms, friends, relationships, adult friendships, this stuff is golden,

As a hopeful teenager, I always envisioned that my adult life would include the following things: a super cool job an awesome apartment in a vibrant city the funnest group of friends that live minutes away a pretty boyfriend whose totally into me.

It’s Okay Not To Be Happy All The Time

mental health, being happy, sadness, depression, mental illness, this stuff is golden,

I was a bit of a sad twelve year old girl. I did not fit in well in my secondary school – a single sex school filled with students desperate to grow-up, whilst I was still enjoying playing with my two younger brothers and not learning about all things adolescent. I wasn’t very good at …

What Body Dysmorphic Disorder Is Like

body dysmorphic disorder, teenage years, secondary school, BDD, mental illness, this stuff is golden,

In year 10 of secondary school, my form tutor announced that we all had to participate in a renewal of our school photos; the last round of photos being of us in the innocent and enthusiastic days of year 7, at the tender age of 11. This sent a surge of panic through my bones …