Accepting My Diagnosis pt1: Generalised Anxiety Disorder

I’ve been diagnosed and medicated for General Anxiety Disorder for approximately 5 years now. A relative sat me down and helped me list all my symptoms- many of which I had never noticed until she pointed them out to me, some of them were habits I had never thought to analyse. We filled an A4 page so I booked a medical assessment. Now here we are… Continue reading “Accepting My Diagnosis pt1: Generalised Anxiety Disorder”

Finding Closure on Paternal Abandonment

An origin story.
How to accept what you cannot forgive.

I had an epiphany, one that’s been years and years in the making. I’ve been debating over sharing it on the blog for quite a while and decided- hey, why not. I’ve written this for me but who knows, maybe it might be helpful to someone else. I know I could’ve benefited by reading a post like this sooner.
This is much more personal than anything I’ve shared before… here goes
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New Year Resolutions 2019

I’ve never been good with keeping New Year resolutions- mostly because I lose focus and forget what they even were to begin with! So I’m going to call these my GOALS instead, hopefully by sharing them here with you I’ll get the extra push I need to stick with them! Here goes..
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Our Christmas Traditions

What does Christmas look like to me?

Every family does Christmas a little differently. Some go to church, some go out to eat, some nurse hangovers, the committed or unlucky among us may have to work.

My own family have some normal traditions and at least one ridiculous one. To celebrate the festive season I’m gonna give you a little insight to a standard ‘M family’ Christmas.
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Taking Back Christmas!

Its December! My ban on all Christmas talk (TBTB Santa excepted of course) has been lifted!

When you’ve done 15 years in retail you can become somewhat anaesthetised to the joy of Christmas spirit. Listening to the same novelty tie beep out renditions of Jingle Bells and repeatedly folding up flashing Christmas jumpers since the day after Halloween can take its toll. A long time ago I managed the process team in a supermarket- I have seen the elderly inflict some impressive damage on each other in their fight for a sale-priced Turkey let me tell you. Cementing a smile on your face and accepting the blame for every Christmas you’ve personally ruined by not having the right wrapping paper in stock, selling out of pigs in blankets or telling employees you cannot close up any earlier.

NOT ANYMORE FRIENDS!
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