Happy First Birthday!

Today, ladies and gents, is My Name In Bold’s first birthday!!! I have been blogging about my life of boys, food, losing weight, gaining weight, life problems, university, mental health, food, and boys for a whole year. That’s a bit of an achievement. So snaps for me. Snaps to my blog because it can’t eat…

When Life Gives You Lemons

I have come to a conclusion, and it’s probably a bad one, that I should never, ever date again. You know when you drink far, far too much (usually on the “best night of your life so far”) and you spend the next two days in bed feeling terribly sorry for yourself and only have…

Dear John

Dear John, I can’t do this anymore. It’s not you, it’s me. I just have too much going on in my life right now. I don’t know how to be loved. You deserve better. You are going to have a great future. I think we should still be friends. I don’t want to hurt you….

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

Serves 1 for a solo brunch date. Treat yo’self. YOU’LL NEED 2 eggs – milk – vanilla extract – ground cinnamon – 2 slices bread – coconut oil – coconut sugar – toppings of your choice WHISK 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a large bowl until combined. SOAK 2 slices of…

Hello!

Apologies if I freaked anyone out with my upset ramblings the other day. Writing helps me clarify my thoughts. I am doing OK, a little bit shaken and in need of a rest, but I am OK. In positive and delightful news, I am on holiday for the next week! My supervisors genuinely told me to…

Vulnerable

Having people that you care about seeing you at your most exposed is one of the most difficult situations to cope with. Anxiety attacks can come crashing at you at the most unpredictable moments; they are terrifying and they leave you exhausted, emotional and so incredibly vulnerable. On Sunday night, when my amazing day and…

Sunny Sunday

Hello and HAPPY SUNDAY! Sunday is my favourite day of the week, but it might seem weird to many because I work on a Sunday. Secret is, I adore my job – I work in the cutest boutique on Cuba Street, so I’m surrounded by gorgeous things and I get to chat away to lovely…

10 Ways to Beat A Creative Block

The creative process is an incredibly fun one, but sometimes you’ll hit a point where you “just can’t even”. Those moments, creative blocks, are incredibly frustrating and sometimes you’ll just want to walk away and give up. But you can get through it!! Here are some tips that help me get through those moments and…

The 3 Healthy Books I Keep By My Bed

I have a pile of books that I keep by my bed that I pick and choose from every night to read before sleep. At the moment my journal has pride of place on top of the pile; my beautiful Joie Du Jour, blue and gold notebook that I’m filling with daily thanks. Of course…

Under Pressure

I really struggle with daily pressures. In today’s society I think we are all about “go, go, go”. We are constantly trying to be the best we can be, but with that we barely take time out to enjoy life. I have written about the power of balance and the power of rest before; the…

Weird, But Fun Weird

HELLOOOOOO!!! This week has been fun but bizarre. I don’t really know how to quantify it but I’ll just write down a list of weird, but happy moments: + Getting photographed for a university publication that is going to advertise postgrad study. I am going to be an example to everyone. Like, what?! Picture me,…

The Importance of Rest

On Friday I jumped at the opportunity to housesit for a friend, packed up my backpack and my sleeping bag and shifted in for the weekend. I got there, put on my PJs, wrapped every blanket I could find around me and snuggled up on the couch to watch a solid few hours of Netflix….