You’ll find me lost, somewhere between the lakes and the leaves …

The past few months haven't been easy, they have been anything but, but that's okay. Life wasn't made to be easy and it wasn't made to be simple. It was made to have hiccups, it was made to be full of adventure and it was made with the full intention of there being obstacles to…

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A few things I wish I could tell my younger self …

As I have previously mentioned, compared to most, I feel I have grown up very quickly. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness at a young age made me grow up. I wasn't forced too but in a way, I had no choice. I had endless appointments to attend, 'adult' and 'serious' conversations I had to…

In order to recover, you have to learn …

The road to recovery hasn't been smooth sailing and I'm for sure not completely there yet but in my opinion I'm doing a pretty good job so far. After all, nobody said recovery was ever going to be easy.   Recovery is a strange feeling and it certainly doesn't happen overnight. One minute you can…

When the anxiety hits …

Anxiety. It springs out of nowhere and in my opinion and most it is unwanted.   You may suffer from anxiety yourself or you may have heard the word anxiety used before. Someone you may know may suffer with anxiety and you may not understand what it means or what they are going through.  …

Staying motivated is hard …

I never used to be one to struggle to get motivated. I loved early mornings, quick starts and would always be the first one to be up and about. Since being diagnosed with chronic migraine, finding motivation can be extremely difficult. Why would I want to get up at the crack of dawn? Why would…

My relationship with alcohol …

Well, here is the truth. There isn't one ... and to me, this isn't a big deal but to a lot of other people, it is and at first this bothered me but now, not so much.   Although I have never been a massive drinker, since turning 18 a few years ago, I have…

Be kind to yourself and look after your body …

Learning to reduce my migraines without reaching for medication was one thing I will openly admit I found most difficult. At first, searching for that paracetamol or taking that dose of ibuprofen became all too easy, it became a pattern and although psychologically I felt like it was helping, it made no difference. It didn't…

A little more about me …

Having recently opened up and put my story out there and having spoken to many of you about your personal stories, here is a little bit more about me ... I have recently turned 23 I was born and raised in England and currently still live here I work part-time in retail and although it might not…

Stuck in a guilty bubble …

When suffering from a chronic illness, the feeling of guilt is one you can often find yourself getting a little too used to. Although, deep down you know things are not your fault or things are not always in your control, you cannot help that guilty feeling in the pit of your stomach when you…