I've not written on here for some time now. To be honest, I've had no idea what to say. I've felt quite numb since the attack at Manchester Arena on 22nd May. That night will always be one of the worst and most tragic nights out city has ever encountered. This post may be too… Continue reading Manchester
I've wanted to write a beauty post for a while now so I thought I'd finally do it. This post is about my favourite skincare products. I will do a post about my favourite makeup products another time. (There are too many 🙈) I'm going to start with bath & shower products that I swear… Continue reading My Favourite Things
I may get a lot of people disagree with me on this post. It's not intended to offend, it's simply my opinion and decision about my own life. Being a 27 year old in a long term relationship with my own home, I often get asked 'when are you planning on having kids?' I seem… Continue reading Chronic Illness and Kids
I wanted to write this post because I think there is a lot of confusion and judgement regarding social media and invisible illnesses. I'm a member of many groups on Facebook which were set up for people suffering from illnesses such as fibromyalgia and ehlers-danlos syndrome. These groups are a place to vent, ask questions… Continue reading You’re not sick, I’ve seen your Facebook!
When I was younger I wanted a successful career, a husband and a couple of kids, holidays every year, a nice car and house and a crazy social life. Surely that life was guaranteed because I worked so hard? I thought I deserved that life and one day everything would slot into place and be… Continue reading Perspective
My life before illness was fast-paced and hectic. I had so many different jobs since leaving school because I could never decide what I wanted my career to be. I've been a hairdresser (more a hair washer because I left before the cutting part of training started), a bank transfer processor, a manager, a lingerie… Continue reading Pre-illness Me
I don't mean music when I ask 'what do you listen to?' I'm wondering whether you should listen to your mind or your body? From personal experience the mind and body are definitely not working in harmony and it's exhausting and frustrating! It's often very difficult to know which one to listen to when both… Continue reading What do you listen to?
The therapy box was an idea given to me by one of my counsellors to help calm me when my anxiety, anger or stress levels are high. It's been really helpful to me so I wanted to share the idea. Basically, a therapy box is something you can get out when you feel your emotions… Continue reading My Therapy Box
I'm definitely far from the worst case of chronic illness. I consider myself a 'moderate' sufferer. I have several physical chronic illnesses which cause me pain, fatigue, migraines, gastrointestinal issues, nerve pain and much more. I also suffer with mental health issues; anxiety disorder, OCD and depression. There are so many symptoms with each illness… Continue reading Why a blog?