The Loneliness of Hardship

Loneliness. I’d call it a feeling of isolation. A sense of being alone. Feeling alone. You can be in a room so busy that you feel like everyone is fighting to be able to breathe that same hot, stuffy air, but you can still feel lonely. Having a million different people talking to you in…

Forgiveness

(To) Forgive [verb]: to stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offence, flaw, or mistake. To cancel a debt. To no longer feel angry or wish to punish (an offence, flaw, or mistake). Forgiveness is a phrase that is tossed around so much. We’re told to ‘forgive and forget’. To forgive because it…

Appreciation and Validity

I often tell myself “Things could always be worse”, even when the things I’m going through are pretty damn tough. I laugh it off, brush it off with phrases like “it’s whatever”, or just completely ignore it. I’m starting to realise that this minimising of the things I am feeling and experiencing is actually really unhealthy. In…

Anonymity Removed; This is me.

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, mainly because I’m super tired, but also because most of my posts can be pretty longgggg. Up until this point, I have been anonymous on my blog. My close friends know who I am. My mom only recently found my blog and started reading it (after asking…

A work in progress

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt through my healing process so far, it’s this: It is not one straight road. Sure you can see where you want to be, but it’s not always simple to get there. Every little bit of progress you make, it a step forward and a step closer to where you…

Self care isn’t selfish

Currently sitting here feeling a LOT more human than I have felt for the past few weeks. I’ve had a lot on in terms of responsibilities, but also family life. Waking up after a full night’s sleep still as tired as you were when you fell asleep the night before really isn’t a fab feeling….

Numbersssss (lots of numbers)

I hate my brain around this time of year. Hate it. I overthink so much. There are things I cannot forget. Dates. Moments. Memories. All lived through, but stored in my mind free to come out when they wish to. I do my best to distract myself from them. I try not to let them…