Tag: personal

24 Questions To Get To Know Me Better

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This isn’t normally my kind of thing but here I am doing it.

Being Aware Of My Mental Health Behaviours

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Anxiety can make me become completely paranoid. I imagine the very worst is going to happen and it’s going to be my fault. This normally happens when I begin to feel anxious about talking to somebody about something that has been bothering me.

An Origin Story

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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 …

Our First Date, Two Years On

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When you first held my hand – that was the moment when I knew we were going to be something pretty amazing. We had been sitting in a bar for a while, drinking gin and tonics. I had been making up weird observational jokes about the people that surrounded us, thinking that my humour would …

The Future Of My Writing

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I owe lots to blogging. I’ve made some wonderful friends in the blogging community, even fallen in love with somebody (he’s an ex now but that’s not the point). It’s enabled me to share some very personal things that have felt almost impossible to say out loud.