Tag: mental health

Rediscovering This Day

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Google prompts me with a chance to visit the past. A collage pops up of moments from a year ago, presenting glimpses of my previous self and my previous life. As I scroll through them I think:

How I’ve Been Writing Recently

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I’ve been writing in my journal a lot more. It’s easier than opening the laptop for some reason. Being able to grab a pen and my cherished journal, the one that says “Professional Dreamer” on the front, the one bought as a gift from my dearest friend several years ago – it just seems easier …

32 Things I Have Googled Since Having A Baby

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As you may know, on Friday 17th November I gave birth to my daughter. It still feels strange to say that, my daughter, as having her in my life still feels completely alien to me and my SO. However, we are learning everyday and doing the very best that we can.

Ambition When You Have Depression

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One of my favourite movies is Forgetting Sarah Marshall. What I love about it is Peter (played by Jason Segel, who also wrote the movie). It wasn’t the break-up between himself and Sarah that made me empathise or connect with the character, but instead it was his behaviours. His mental health.

An Old Journal Entry

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Note: Not only do I have a hand-written diary that sits on my bedside table, but I also have a Word document that acts as a second journal. It’s something that has helped me get some writing done when I thought it was impossible, something that has helped me express myself without having to publish …