I have to admit, I’m not an avid follower of Louis CK’s comedy. Is that even the right way to phrase it? I don’t know. See? That’s how little I care about Louis CK. Sometimes I find his content a little bit too… out there for my liking. That being said, I came across this quotation from him recently that really stuck with me:
“When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.”
Okay, I realise that he was referring to physical pain when he said this, but I really wanted to discuss how this quotation affected me, if you’ll bear with me.
Continue reading “Don’t tell me what I can and can’t be upset about.”
Let’s make a game out of this. Guess how many times I say ‘cream cheese frosting’ in this post. If you get it right, let me know and I’ll give you a surprise present. Continue reading “My Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting”
I’m flicking through your photo album now, and, my goodness – what a year you’ve been.
Continue reading “Dear 2016”
Last month was the lowest I have ever felt in my life, and it was quite honestly one of the scariest experiences I have ever gone through. It was probably one of the scarier things I have ever put my friends and family through as well, and to those I burdened, I apologise.
Nevertheless, now that I am on the other side of that particular trough, I am feeling a lot more in control of my emotions. I have also developed a few small strategies and changes to my daily routine that I found have helped me greatly in keeping my anxiety in check.
I’m sharing this today mainly because it’d be nice for me to have something written in black and white to read if and when I should need it. Who knows, maybe there’s something on this list that could help any fellow anxious people, too.
Or maybe you’ll hate them or think they’re stupid, in which case, for the love of God, don’t tell me! Otherwise I’ll obsessively worry about having let you down. I kid (kind of… Not really.), but just bear in mind that these are the list of things that helps me. And if they work for just one other person out there, then this would’ve been worth it enough for me to share.
At the risk of looking a bit Buzzfeedy, here we go:
Continue reading “10 Things I Do That Helps A Lot When I’m Feeling a Bit Anxious”
Trigger warning: This post will (clearly) be touching on the topic of rape and sexual assault. If this topic is a trigger for you, please read at your own discretion.
For years, I’ve stayed fairly quiet about my own experience with sexual assault. Now I’m speaking out. Continue reading “We Need to Talk About Rape & Sexual Assault”