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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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Mental Health

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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Not Everyone Enjoys Their Time At University

So this post is basically inspired by a tweet I saw from the lovely Sophie (PetalsOfPerfection) that said: Beyond excited to graduate… sorry but if anyone says to me that uni years are the best years of my life. YOU ARE WRONG. I couldn’t agree more! I’m so sick of hearing that your days at university are the best of your life, that it’s where you’ll meet your best friends for life and you’ll always wish you could go back. Because it’s just not true  ...

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Lifestyle

Life Update- August 2017 Roundup

If you’ve been with my blog from the beginning, you might remember waaaay back when I used to do a goals and dear diary style post every month. I kind of fell out of love with them, especially the goals part, so I stopped writing them. Well today I’m bringing them back…kind of! I’ve been thinking about doing a weekly roundup post for a while now (either on my blog or as a separate newsletter) but I quickly realised I might not have the time to do one  ...

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Lifestyle

Little Life Update: Why I Took a Break From The Internet

So as you may have noticed, I’ve been pretty much absent from both my blog and social media over the past two weeks. There are a couple of reasons why and I thought I’d take this time to give you all a little life update and explain my absence at the same time. Two birds, one stone. So first up- I’ve got my theory test coming up next week! I’m absolutely terrified that I won’t pass first time but I’ve passed all of the practice tests I’ve taken for  ...

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Canon EOS M10 Review

Last month you may have noticed a slight change on my Instagram… my photos suddenly got a hell of a lot better! That’s because I decided to bite the bullet and finally buy myself a proper camera! I’d been wanting to get one since starting uni earlier in the year and having a photography module in the first semester. I’ve been doing photography since I was 17 but I’ve never had enough money to buy my own camera: I’d either borrow my dads old crappy one or  ...

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Mental Health

Surviving University When You Have a Mental Health Condition

One of my teachers once said that I soak up knowledge like a sponge and in all fairness, she’s not far wrong! I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with education: I love learning but I’ve always hated the school environment. From the day I started school to the day I walked out of my final exam, I was bullied & it’s had a pretty big impact on the rest of my life. I’ve already covered that little sob story in this post here so I won’t go all that  ...

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Weekly Roundup | 06.11.16

So not only is this post going out later than normal but it's also going to be a lot shorter too, I feel like I've really dropped the ball with my blog this week! I've been ill for most of this last week, hence the lack of blog and social media post so in a way I don't really have much to say in this weekly roundup, unless I bitch about how crap migraines and daytime TV are. Which for the record are really really crap!

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