I don't know about anybody else, but when I was in the height of my depression, I would see different memes or quotes or blogs with this statement and just think 'urgh'. I can't just CHOOSE to be happy. Clearly you've never had depression. Obviously if I could CHOOSE to be happy I would. Etc… Continue reading ‘I choose to be happy’
So..first of, where oh where has this year gone? AUGUST I tell you AUGUST! At the beginning of the year I set about some goals..to my non surprise I haven't really worked towards any of them..I have however, been busy doing lots of other stuff non goal related. I have decided though that going forward I… Continue reading Pinch punch first of the month..
Hi hey hello howdy. I took myself out and it was brilliant..high five for life. Here are some cute photos I took to show my enjoyment to you all lol I'm moving next week so it was really nice to actually take some of it in before I go. "While I was gone, lilacs bloomed… Continue reading Guiltless walking..
Do you ever get days where you look back at everything you may have done wrong and then become overwhelmed with excessive guilt? Or is that just me? Feeling guilty is probably one of my worst experiences as it has so much control over other aspects of my day to day and really, I know… Continue reading A guilty sunday
I found this book and I wanted to share; 'This is for you' by Rob Ryan. To anyone who hasn't heard/seen the book - it really is lovely. Rob cuts messages from paper and collaborates them into a book (he has a number of them that follow the same theme). A few images that helped… Continue reading This is for you
TW: Mental health, abuse. So I know that someone who is reading this might be a bit taken back...why do you need to know how to be selfish? (Selfish is bad Karlee, duh). Being selfish 100% of the time is bad, of course it is. However, and it may be difficult for some to understand… Continue reading How to be selfish
TW: Suicide, depression, mental health, domestic violence, child abuse, substance misuse. The 19th of July 2016 is a day of great significance and today, one year on - I am managing triggers and channeling (or attempting to) to a place when I have the control. Last year on this day I graduated from university and… Continue reading 365 days of change..
I wish I could say that at some point I will stop using odd analogies to describe my mood but that would be a lie. I am not afraid to admit I am a bit weird and not all 'fitty in the boxy' - which leads us on nicely to the thinking behind this blog… Continue reading Becoming a peacock, not a chameleon
TW: Suicide, mental health, anxiety, abuse. Ah..success. This is a word I try and avoid using, but have only just noticed that I have in fact, been avoiding it. On paper, success is being wealthy, or being at the top of your career, having luxury holidays and buying the latest mod-cons (I never thought I'd… Continue reading What makes us successful?
Do you remember how you were told that when you started 'big school' - you had gone from being the big fish to the little fish in a big sea? This saying gets repeated over and over - through every change you make and it's something I have been thinking over this weekend - not… Continue reading It’s ok to be the little fish