There’s something about the first few days of the year that brings with it a sense of newness, a fresh beginning – as well as, for me, a sense of indescribable pressure, to be more happy and more successful, to make this year bigger and better than the last in every way. We look back on the resolutions we set the year before, at what we did – or for me, this year, didn’t achieve – and promise to work at making this the last year in which resolutions are set, and not met. And it’s a hell of a lot of pressure to put on yourself..
Contraception, of any form, has always been a pretty murky subject – rarely spoken about in depth, with the side effects often ignored and people being left in total darkness as to what is and should be ‘normal’. The conversation surrounding popular contraceptive methods, and most often, the pill, has been growing recently, as more and more choose to lead an artificial-hormone-free lifestyle. Having been on multiple pills from the relatively young age of thirteen, I wanted to shed some light on why I’m not the biggest fan, but why a hormone-free life just isn’t my cup of tea in all honesty..
Inspired by the courage and strength of Just Jodes’ video on her mental health journey, I decided it was time to open up and get things off my chest. I’ve spoken before on my blog – to some extent – about my mental health and the struggles I’ve faced. I’ve never been ashamed to talk about it, but I wanted to be in a position where I felt comfortable and safe before I fully opened up and went into detail. I’m there now, I’m ready so I apologise in advance for the rambley post but it’s needed..
As a pre-warning, this is going to be a super long and probably more rambly post than I would’ve liked, but I very much feel like it’s needed. I would suggest grabbing yourself a cuppa, or a glass of wine – or in my case, a fizzy drink – and settling down for a little life update..
I never planned to write too much on my blog about mental health – a small mention within a post about my experiences with anxiety here and there, but nothing in depth, nothing dedicated entirely to the subject. My anxiety and depression, however, has got increasingly worse over the last two years, to the point where I struggled to recognise myself in comparison to the person I was back in 2016.