Practicing Self-Love When You’re Feeling Insecure

It takes someone incredibly insightful to recognise that I am not a very secure and self-loving person. On the outside, I’m this enthusiastic, overwhelmingly positive and confident being who loves to spread love and joy to others, yet on my worst days I’m overly-critical, jarringly negative and hurtful to myself. On my best days I…

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…

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…

Little Life Changing Moments

Hello my friends and welcome back! Wondering where I’ve been? I spent the past month wrangling with cardboard, tape, paint, a big ass camera and a mountain of digital images in order to curate a final presentation; capping off 8 months of intensive design. The presentation went better than I could have ever hoped and…

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…

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…

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….

Thursday

Helloooooo! It’s day 4 of the MNIB 7 Day Challenge – a challenge to get me to post pics of everything I eat in order to keep myself accountable and eat lots of delicious and healthy food. I am really enjoying doing this. It’s SO easy to take a quick snap of my food throughout…