As I sit here, making the final preparations for my big day on Saturday, cleaning my sash and crown, I am overcome with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Saturday is my last ever day as the 2017 Louth Rose, I will hand over my sash and crown to the newly selected 2018 Louth Rose… Read More 2017 Louth Rose, A Reflection
Now that the gift giving is over, the turkey has been demolished and the Christmas jumper has been retired for another year (rejoice!) it’s time to reflect on 2017 before we welcome 2018. To do so I thought I would share with you 17 lessons I learned in 2017. For me 2017 will always hold… Read More 17 Lessons I Learned in 2017
My whole life I’ve never felt ‘pretty’ enough! From my teenage years right up until now, at 28, I’m still struggling to fall in love with myself. Self-confidence issues are rife amongst women and men of all ages. The reasons many us have low self confidence are often similar, acne, weight, issues with facial features..the… Read More Trying to be ‘Pretty’
That old familiar feeling came creeping back. The tightness in my chest, the dull headache, the feeling that im almost numb, floating through my day. Anxiety. The smallest of things can set me off, a missing item or a spelling mistake. My anxiety can hold onto virtually anything and feast off of it. I havent… Read More Behind the Scenes of Anxiety
Happy New Year Everyone!!! I hope that you have all recovered from your NYE festivities by now and made those all important resolutions. OK full disclosure, I never make New Year’s resolutions, because I know I will never stick to them BUT this year I have decided to create a NYIM (New Year Improved Me)… Read More New Year Improved Me – My Resolutions
*I wrote this post over two months ago and have only built up the courage to post it now in the light of the new campaign #ItsOkayToTalk. It’s not easy to talk about personal issues for me or for most people, but in being more open we are helping not only ourselves, but others who are… Read More Anxiety Sucks! – #ItsOkayToTalk
Sometimes life isn’t easy, sometimes we feel broken and find it hard to make sense of our own thoughts. We are human. We are not perfect. Everyone has their own insecurities, their own demons lurking behind closed doors waiting to attack. We all have down days, where we want to shut the world out, lord… Read More Is It OK Not To Be OK?