If there’s one thing that I hate about myself it’s my history of debilitating shyness. But I am learning how to have more compassion for myself.
So, I’ve started vlogging....never thought it would be my thing but I’m giving it a go. It’s focused on mental health, music and arts, and I thought I’d share today’s little ramble which is all about the value of showing your vulnerability... Please do have a watch / like / subscribe / comment. It’s a … Continue reading How showing vulnerability helped my social anxiety
It's like I've gone full circle. As a child, I was the little girl that said nothing in class. As a teen, I said nothing in the pub. Until I found Diamond White and Lambrini that is, but I wouldn't recommend those as social aids. In my early 20s I wouldn't miss the chance to … Continue reading Social scaredy-cat
The buzzing has been constant for so many years I can barely hear it. A doubtful tinnitus. A constant humming, like the electricity in the walls and the distant traffic in a place I've lived forever. Am I intruding on this conversation? Are they flinching from my smell? Can they see me picking my eyes, … Continue reading Doubt
How lush to interview a big inspiration, the fabulous Claire Eastham of hugely popular blog We're all mad here for my Standard Issue column.... Did you see that girl, Claire Eastham, on This Morning last year, addressing the nation live with talk of her apparent ‘social anxiety’? FAKE NEWS! All this mental health bollocks. Everyone’s … Continue reading It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer…writer
Is the title of this blog totally cringe? It's worrying me a little. Will people think I am trying to be cool. God, that's so not-cool. That word - cool. I say that all the time. What must people think? I'm the epitome of not-cool...and I seriously need to chill. I wouldn't say I suffer … Continue reading Totally awks.