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 […]