Coping With Everyday Anxiety

Being in the midst of a transitional year is pretty tough for someone who isn’t very good at “going with the flow”. As much as I hate to admit it, I am definitely not an easygoing person. I wouldn’t say that I’m uptight, and I have moments of spontaneity and adventure, but I’m not good…

Failure Leads to Success / Weird is Bankable

I got my results back for my Masters on Monday. The great news is that I can now say that I am a Master of Architecture (Professional), fully qualified to go and learn how to be an architect (wait, didn’t I already do that? Haha, nope. Three more years of professional work, dude. THREE MORE…

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting…

I’m dubbing this year “The Limbo Year”. The year in which I wait around for university offers and grades, not wanting to have too much hope, but also not wanting to despair too much either. The year started so optimistically. I had submitted my thesis early and had skipped off for a holiday expecting to…

Notes On… Sobbing Uncontrollably During ‘Inside Out’

NB: This post contains spoilers. So, watch the film! ❤ The other day I sat down to watch the beautifully animated Disney film ‘Inside Out’ expecting a fun, light hearted experience to relax to on my typically uneventful Friday night. I definitely did not expect that it would affect me in such a powerful way…

Learning – A Mental Health Update

I’m sure many of you would have picked up on the fact that the past few months haven’t been great for me. They’ve been pretty miserable in all honesty. And not because my life has been bad, in fact – my life has been pretty awesome as of late – but because my depression and…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Sorting My Life Out

HELLO! Do you ever get moments where you have to tell yourself to sort your life out? This week I’ve been suffering from a lack of motivation to do anything other than curl up in my nest of a room. University has been slow going, so of course I have been making it worse by…

23 for 23 – Half Way Through

A fresh-faced 23. Flower crown queen. I am 23 and a half! In six months I will be 24 and erm, don’t know if I can cope with that level of adulthood. Mainly because I will have to start thinking about what comes after my FINAL year of university. Can I be a perpetual student…