Tag: self esteem

Winning The Lottery

winning the lottery, mental health blog, mental illness, depression, depression and hobbies, this stuff is golden, achieving your dreams, self-doubt,

I’ve been wondering about the lottery recently – wondering whether winning would make me any happier. My SO and I often talk about how we would spend it, how we would give a lot away to family, friends and charities, how we would be sensible with it (but perhaps not on the first few days).

A Pinch Of Salt

social media, pressures of social media, pressure of instagram, having an instagram life, confidence, millennials, this stuff is golden,

Thanks to our friend social media, we can constantly compare our lives to the lives of others; whether that’s the girl you went to school with for seven years or that Instagram influencer you’ve been obsessing over for the past few weeks. We look at those beautiful photos or that LinkedIn post and think; “Why …

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 …

Finding Purpose, Feeling Lost

finding purpose, being pregnant, unemployed and pregnant, finding your purpose, self belief, putting it out there to the universe, speaking to the universe, positive thinking, this stuff is golden,

I don’t really know how to define myself anymore, and it’s causing some of my self-hate demons to rise again. I feel lost and in need of a purpose. Maybe I feel this way because life is happening at a lightning speed rate. A lot of major changes are about to occur (even without the pregnancy), …

Becoming A Passenger In My Own Body

pregnancy, changes to your body during pregnancy, body dysmorphic disorder and pregnancy, body dysmorphic disorder, bdd, this stuff is golden,

Like many pregnant people, I put my hands around my newly inflated belly. It’s partly because that’s what I see pregnant people do, but I also cradle my bump to highlight how round this belly is becoming. This is to prove to myself and others around me that this is a pregnant belly, that I …

Being Too Scared To Start Achieving Your Goals

achieving your dreams, insecurities, scared of failure, starting your own business, dream job, dream life, entrepreneurs, this stuff is golden, self doubt, self esteem,

I have a lot of goals in life. A LOT. I want to: write a novel have a successful online business open my own gluten free cafe/bakery have a childcare business be a paid writer for an online magazine (or several) write children’s books etc. But for the most part, I am simply too scared …