I Forgive You

where petals once bloomed barren branches seek refuge wilted and decayed I grow tired of these games all those nights I sought solace in tear stained pillows suffocated by darkness silent screams that feed the demons a prison of my mind poisoned by all those […]

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Ten Little Reminders For The Difficult Days

This week has been difficult. The negative thoughts that tell me I’m alone and worthless and tear away at my self esteem have been on overload. I’ve lacked the strength to fight them and deep down all I wanted was someone to tell me that […]

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Finding Peace in Imperfection

I always thought I would find peace in perfection. That in getting good grades, being likeable and pretending I knew what I wanted to do with my life, I would find peace. The kind of inner peace where you feel self-assured and confident in your […]

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A Fear of Failure

No one wants to fail. No one wants to work hard towards something for it to collapse in front of their eyes. And I know failure is not about the amount of times you fall down. But every time I pick myself up my heart […]

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‘I would die for you. But I won’t live for you’

It is easy for me to sit here and write a list of people that I would sacrifice everything for. To give it all up to ensure that they were kept safe and happy. But sometimes it’s not as easy to live for them. When […]

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The Quiet In The Storm

The house is quiet. The street is silent. The snow falls with a heavy vengeance. I’m watching it through my window and can’t help but feel that I’m standing in a snow globe that someone has just picked up and shaken. When I’m struggling I […]

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The First Time I Opened Up About My Mental Health

I can still remember that day I sat on my bed at university and composed that text to my parents. It was late at night but I didn’t send it until the early hours when I knew they would be asleep. I didn’t like the […]

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Finding My Voice

Growing up I was always the shy girl. The one who would sit at the back of class and never spoke a word. Don’t get me wrong, I had friends. But when it came to expressing myself, I was scared. Too afraid to share my […]

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A Season of Self-Care

And so, the countdown begins I can barely contain my excitement As the first flurries of snow grace my doorstep Yet the sky is cold and silent The grass motionless and frozen, Crunching beneath my toes The bitter air biting at my fingers But the […]

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A Familiar Stranger

Each morning in the cold light of the sun, a familiar stranger stares back at me. A person I recognise but know nothing about. An old acquaintance who I’ve lost touch with over the years. I see this girl in the mirror everyday but yet […]

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