Bye 2017

We’re into the last few hours of 2017, and that seems as good a time for reflection as any. It’s been a pretty up and down year, but 2017 is ending on such a high. A phone call on the 28th December offering me a new job completely changed everything, and just 3 days later […]

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One Year On (ish)

Hello, one-year-ago-me. You’re about to be in for a pretty rough ride, so let’s talk through some things. Sometime very soon (I’ve purposefully not let myself remember the exact date), the guy you think you’re going to spend the rest of your life with is going to shatter your heart. At the moment, things are very […]

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An Update

So I’m now 3 weeks into my antidepressants. Last week I saw Dr Dan for my two week update of being on the medication. He had warned nothing much would change in the first two weeks – the appointment was just to check things hadn’t gotten drastically worse as can sometimes happen on this medication. […]

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I’m on Antidepressants

Hi. I’m Laura. I’m 24. And I’m on antidepressants. I want to document this. I want to look back and remember the time when I felt so low and so alone that I cried to a doctor until he gave me drugs. The problem is, they’re not all bad days. Some days are okay, some […]

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New Adventures

Sorry, it’s been a while. Juggling two jobs has taken up most of my time, and any free time I’ve had lately has been spent binge-watching Rick & Morty (I have zero regrets about that). But exciting new changes are happening and hopefully this will free up a lot of my time to come back […]

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I’ve been a subscriber to Birchbox for a few months now, and honestly, I couldn’t recommend it enough. If you don’t know – Birchbox is a monthly package of beauty products. It’s honestly as simple as that. You pay around £11 a month for a lovely little box to come to your door filled with 5 […]

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Hello, July

It’s the 3rd of July which means we are officially half way through 2017 – how quick has that gone?! So I suppose this is a good as time as any for a bit of reflection. So, 2017, what have you brought me so far? The year started off a bit rubbish. Well, a lot […]

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Shutting off for a week

I’m addicted to my phone. I’m slightly ashamed to admit it, but I also think you’d be hard-pushed to find someone my age who could hand on heart say they don’t have an unhealthy attachment to the small piece of technology they carry around every day. It’s sort of a love/hate thing – I despise […]

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Taking Care of Yourself 

We all have ‘off’ days. Those days where you just don’t feel right, where you’re not quite you. It’s important to take care of yourself, and that includes taking care of your mind. I have days like this a lot. Days where I get home and all I want to do is curl up in […]

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Any terrorism attack shocks us, but this one – this one was something else. This one really hurts. This one was children and teenagers. Innocent young people, attending a fucking pop concert. These children went out to have a fun evening and they never came home. I attended my first gig when I was about […]

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