September is a great time of year to grab essentials for the school year ahead, and even if you’re not going to college this year like myself (weeps in lamentation of student Elaine), the change of seasons gives us a great excuse to pick up some fresh threads.
The Bank of Ireland shared this cutesy tweet about a woman called Orla who moved in with her parents in order to save for a mortgage.
Isn’t that just lovely?
This year has been one of the worst for music fans.
In 2017, we’ve said goodbye to Chris Cornell, Keith Mitchell, and Chuck Berry. The Allman Brothers Band have lost two members this year, with Butch Trucks and Gregg passing away. J. Geils, Allan Holdsworth, and John Blackwell Jr. were also laid to rest in the eight months since we counted in the New Year.
V-day is a load of shite.
There, I said it. And no, I’m not just saying that because I happen to be single this year *wink wink*
So let’s get straight to the point; I’m quite overweight and have recently joined the gym in an attempt to reclaim my teeny tiny waistline of long ago and ward off my early-onset bingo wings.
I’m not going to lie. Taking that first step of entering the gym is pretty scary.
“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression”— Jasmine Warga
Suffering from a mental illness is not trendy. Nor is it glamorous. It doesn’t make you seem more edgy or sexy.
More and more, we are seeing mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, O.C.D., bi-polar disorder (but to name a few) being glamorised by, well, everyone. Bloggers, mainstream news, literature… it’s everywhere.
This is by far the most challenging thing I have ever written for the fact that it is so deeply personal.
In the article I outline how I tend to hide behind humour quite a bit – I’m a bit of a closed book, so to lay all of this bare onto a blog post was quite difficult, but it has already been so so worth it.
A few of you have reached out to me since this was published on Jade’s blog and it truly means the world to me to hear from people going through the same thing, or people who just want to learn a little bit more about the condition.
Enough rambling! Without further ado; Here is my story.