A Week of Hell to the Summer of Me

Hello, it’s been a while since I posted a chatty/update blog post of sorts. Whilst this one won’t be as particularly cheerful or optimistic like, ‘19 is My New Favourite Number,’ I’ve been having a rough time recently and needed to let a few things out. I wrote a blog post a while ago about…

19 is My New Favourite Number

I’m definitely one of those people who loves to make a bit of a song and dance out of their birthday. It’s guaranteed that I will have multiple dinners, outfits and drinks to celebrate but as it’s an event that only occurs once a year, I think it’s justified. I definitely wanted to make my…

The Best and Worst Year of my Life

Until recently, when I was reflecting back on 2018, I never understood people who said they had had the ‘best and worst year.’ As I get older I feel that time passes more quickly and that I can’t do everything I want to because being an adult has to come first. My 18th birthday was…

Moving Past Bad Essays

I’ve used these Progress Updates as outlets when my mental health has been overwhelming and I needed a place to release some of my anxieties. I never expected many people to read them and that was generally always the case, up until last month. All of a sudden the number of people that read my…

Indecisive, yet Stubborn

I hate the saying, “If it’s meant to be, it will be.” When Dan and I broke up I heard that phrase a lot. I understand they’re supposed to be words of comfort and I appreciate that people were trying to help me feel better but I get angry when I hear them. I’m not…

The Need for Distractions

In case you couldn’t tell from my last update, I’ve been feeling a bit rubbish recently. I was hoping that I would start to feel better when I was back in Edinburgh and had a change of scenery but as nice as it is to be surrounded by my friends again, I’m still an emotional…

It Needs to be More than a Physical Change

My mind is a bit of a tricky place. I unnecessarily break down into tears because I get tied up in thoughts that shouldn’t bother me at all.  Due to recent events, this has been happening to me more frequently so I put off writing this ‘ Progress Update,’ to avoid thinking about all of…

My University Bedroom & How I Decorated

Moving away from home for the first time was a bit terrifying for me. Of course, I was excited too but I recoiled at the fact of not having some sort of familiarity around me as I like to have a safe space. I had never visited my accommodation before I moved in so the…