Tag: family

Keeping An Eye Out

cutting out my family, hiding from people, relationships, this stuff is golden, family, childhood, cutting out family, bad relationships, negative relationships,

Being back in my hometown, I’m somewhat on alert whilst strolling down the high street. I look out for faces I recognise – from primary school, secondary school, old jobs – but mostly I’m wary to bump into my grandparents.

What Happens When You Find Out You’re Having A Girl

gender reveal, 20 week scan, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, being pregnant for the first time, finding out that you are pregnant, this stuff is golden,

After a stressful short period of time worrying about when I was going to have my 20 week scan (thanks to moving), I finally got a date sorted with my new local midwife. She managed to squeeze me in just before the ‘deadline’ (20 week scans are supposed to occur between 19 weeks, 5 days …

The Tale Of My Unplanned Pregnancy

unplanned pregnancy, being pregnant for the first time, finding out that you are pregnant, this stuff is golden,

Most girls know the thought processes that occur when you are a few days late. You have a mini conversation with yourself that goes a little like this: “Holy shit, what if I’m pregnant?!” “Nah, I bet as soon as I buy a test, Mother Nature will come calling.” “Maybe I just need to have sex?” …

Opening Up About Mental Illness

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When visiting my family last September I suppose I did have a breakdown (I just Googled ‘breakdown’ to make sure I wasn’t exaggerating). My emotions spilled out at the smallest trigger, making what was a fun family dinner into an emotional spectacle that nobody could walk out on (the table and chairs are so squished together that …

How I Imagine My Future Perfect Day To Look

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When I imagine my future, it looks a bit like the life of Jemima Kirke, as represented on the online magazine Vulture from a few years ago. Within that slideshow of photos, her life looks full to the brim of family, friends and art. It looks pretty good.

20 Pieces Of Harsh But True Life Advice

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Life is hard. Sometimes we get stuck, sometimes we get overwhelmed. Sometimes it is easier to just plod along. In those kinds of moments, some tough love can be just what the doctor ordered. Yes, a few words aren’t going to solve your problems completely, but they might give you that motivating kick up the …