Lessons from 2017

I didn't hold out much hope for 2017. After years of battling with mental illness all I wanted was to make it through the year alive. I wanted to make it through a full 365 days without any manic episodes or devastating lows and though, unfortunately, I didn't fulfil that goal the year was much kinder to … Continue reading Lessons from 2017


Waiting for the other shoe to drop 

Etymology: A phrase born in New York during the manufacturing boom of the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Apartments were built very similar in design with the bedrooms located above and underneath one another therefore it became common experience of tenants living in these buildings to hear a neighbour removing their shoes in the … Continue reading Waiting for the other shoe to drop 


Five months ago I wrote Boomerang Kids, a post about joining the generation of young adults who have returned to living with their parents after flying the nest years before. My parents semi-retired from Nottingham (where I'd grown up) to Anglesey. I was terrified. At the time I couldn't see myself outstaying my three month hiatus here but … Continue reading Reflection