Tag: friendships

An Origin Story

mental illness, mental health, mental health stories, teenage years, self harm, this stuff is golden,

I had a blonde crop of hair, chubby cheeks that made me look like my granddad, and a rosy complexion. I would sit at our kitchen breakfast bar in our first family home for hours, drawing and colouring in pictures of people I knew, characters I made up. I went through a phase of making …

On Being Lonely At 25

making friends as an adult, social anxiety, making new friends, how to make new friends, this stuff is golden,

Okay, I admit it – I’m a bit lonely. However I am not Bridget Jones kinda lonely, I’m not getting drunk and singing All By Myself, though it may reach that point. What I mean is, I’m not lover-lonely. I have one of those, a very lovely one who I imagine will end up being …

The Importance Of Being In A Community

being part of a community, this stuff is golden, belonging, feeling of belonging, finding a new job, being part of a team, working,

My SO has just started a new job, with the awesome title of Social Media And Content Developer. I’m very jealous and very proud of him, but his absence is already freaking me out a bit. He leaves at 8am, returns at 6pm. That’s 10 hours, x5 days a week that I’ll be on my …

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.