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Behind The Blog: Get To Know Jade Marie | Q&A

Lately I’ve been a bit too busy with uni work and deadlines to actually sit down and write a blog post. I’ve been saying I need to get something up, even if its just a short post but I wasn’t really sure what to write about as all of my planned content is pretty long. Enter the old stand by- a question and answer post! I’ve never actually done one of these before so I decided to ask on twitter for some questions to answer; queue the cricket noises. I’ve seen people doing these in the past  ...

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Mental Health

What To Expect When Sitting Your Driving Test For The First Time

Guys I did it- I passed my driving test; first time! Its actually been a month to the day since I passed and it still hasn’t sunk in that I can actually drive now! Probably because I can’t afford a car or insurance and won’t be able to any time soon, so it doesn’t feel like anything’s really changed. Still it’s a big thing for me; I come from a poor family and neither my parents or grandparents can drive, so cars haven’t really been a part of my life until very recently. As I wrote about in  ...

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Why Halloween Can Be Hell For People With Anxiety

Pun most definitely intended! I have a love hate relationship with Halloween. I love it because it’s the one time of year I can embrace the style I love and wear the clothes and accessories I adore without people giving me funny looks. Well, mostly. On the other hand, I absolutely dread it coming around because of all things associated with it that set my anxiety off. Scary films It’s the time of year where directors get to let out their inner sociopath and create the most disturbing films  ...

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How I Got Over 1,000 Views On My Blog This Month

So this month my blog has had nearly 1,500 views; I can’t believe I’ve actually just typed that! Sure it was a goal for this year to increase my views, but I never thought I would actually hit 1000 this year. I made the move to self hosted back in January and I can honestly say it was the best thing I’ve done for my blog. Before I moved over I was averaging on around 160/200 views a month and no matter how much promotion I did, I couldn’t get that number to rise. Before going self hosted I  ...

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Caring For A New Piercing And Tips Before You Get One

So I finally did what I’ve been saying I want to do for years- I got my nose pierced! I also got my Helix (top of the ear) done at the same time as my piercer has a 2 for £20 deal on at the moment and it would have cost £15 just for one! We originally went up so that my mum could get both her Daiths pierced. I asked if they worked in my Goodbye September post and a lot of people said it had worked for them so she decided to give it a try. For those of you who aren’t piercing savvy, it’s the  ...

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Mental Health

Why I Stayed Away From Social Media On World Mental Health Day

I’m a mental health blogger. I should be writing a really positive post and be active on social media on this day of all days. Or at least I feel like I should be. Last year I managed to do that. This year I couldn’t. All week I’ve been battling with my depression and in all honesty, I’ve been loosing. I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone about it though; I’ve been told all too often that I’m boring/depressive/that I need to be more happy and no wonder I have no friends/no one likes me.  ...

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Goodbye September, Hello October! Monthly Roundup

It’s that time again where I write down how I can’t believe how fast this months gone by. But seriously time, maybe think about slowing down a little? It’s now just 49 days until I turn 24! Also just 49 days until I go back to Harry Potter World so I can’t complain too much really: I’ll be able to use all my birthday money on as much Slytherin merch as possible and apparently I’ll even get to open up the doors to the Great Hall because it’s my birthday- if that’s true I can promise you I  ...

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What’s In My Period Survival Kit #TalkingPeriods

While periods are a natural part of life, they can be pretty shit at times. Cramps from hell, mood swings, breakouts and low mood can all result in you dreading your period tuning up. Although the alternative isn’t exactly appealing to me either! I’m like a Sim a lot of the time- if I want to cheer myself up, I treat myself to something new or something I love. It can literally be something as small as a bar of chocolate or a new lip liner! So for days when I’m curled up  ...

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Learning To Love My Body & Entering “Real” Recovery

Whenever people say recovery, they seem to assume that you just return to how you were before. But the truth is, theres no real “going back”. You have to reinvent yourself and learn who you are now because it won’t be the person you were before. That sounds rather dramatic reading it back but it’s true. It’s also a good thing! I’ve already written in depth about how I ended up becoming anorexic, which you can read in this post here if you’re interested. While I speak a lot  ...

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