Then and now pictures are something that I've seen a lot of people use to demonstrate their progress and how far they are into recovery. I first want to say that I support everyone in recovery and applaud their strength, as I know how difficult it is. Those who speak out about their recovery to … Continue reading Then & Now Pictures Can Be Damaging To Others In Recovery
Reading is something that I have left sat on the shelf for the past few years. The amount of reading required for my degree meant that when I had some spare time, I just didn't want to read another word of any book, whether academic or non-academic - that's when, unfortunately, Netflix became my down … Continue reading Brief Review of ‘Defending Jacob’ by William Landay
My determination to become a pro at photography has grown even stronger recently, so I'm trying to get some practice in every day. Going through a patch of very bad anxiety has made this slightly difficult, but I'm hoping that by starting with around just 20 minutes each day of simply taking photos in the … Continue reading Today’s Photography Practice
Yesterday, I got the news that my wonderful corn snake, Shadow, had passed away. To say that I am devastated would be an understatement. He was my first snake and I truly loved him, so I am completely heartbroken. It has been a long time since I felt such strong feelings of sadness that haven't … Continue reading It’s okay to have days where you don’t want to feel positive
When I started my postgraduate degree in International Criminology, I was full of excitement and determined to enjoy learning even more about crime after graduating from my undergraduate degree. My other blog posts on this page explain how I did not have an easy time during my undergraduate degree, and this made me really want … Continue reading Why I’m ‘Dropping Out’ of my Postgraduate Degree (and why that’s nothing to be embarrassed about)
Now stress is something I am very familiar with and, to be honest, I've never been very good at coping with it. Things that would make most people mildly stressed seem to affect me much more severely, which frustrates me, then I get more stressed - it's a never ending cycle! I did a post … Continue reading Coping with Stress and Relapses
This post will talk about my experiences of mental health whilst at university, and advice for how to manage it.