Living Everyday

I can't believe it's already April 2018! This year has gone so fast already. I have some positive news - I'm still doing well. Counselling is obviously still very difficult but I know it's making a difference, and I'm lucky enough to have found a counsellor who is a great fit for me. It's a... Continue Reading →

Heading In A New Direction

I'm heading back to University! Who knew that I'd be saying that... Ever since beginning this blog, my love for literature and writing has blossomed into something more powerful than anything else in my life. Reading and writing saved me and it started to seem silly for me not to attempt to include these things... Continue Reading →

Sickness Stigma

There's a fine line between being rightly annoyed about lack of sympathy and being a needy little bitch. I believe I might be floating around that line with this post, so if you've had personal experience in this area, I'd love to know what you've been through. I've never been off sick for a long... Continue Reading →

Reaching Out

A couple of months ago, as you may know from my previous posts, I dropped down to the depths of a black pit called d-e-p-r-e-s-s-i-o-n. But then I managed to make it out. I found a rope that's been there the whole time and climbed it. But as expected, I couldn't maintain it for very... Continue Reading →

The Lost Little Teenager

Dear 17-year-old Kate, I forgive you. You know you've done some bad things. You self-medicated to cope with the feelings which you now know to be depression and anxiety. You treated people worse than they deserved, and you also allowed yourself to be treated badly. But what you haven't done is forgive yourself for making... Continue Reading →

The Long Haul

I really am quite sick. And it's not an illness I can cure. Depression is going to be with me for probably my whole life, and holy crap does that scare the shit out of me. I'm scared about what I can do, what I can't do; what my life is going to me like.... Continue Reading →

Perspective

There are two people in this park throwing a ball to each other. Nothing special. It's raining, but sunny and the floor is covered in beautiful autumn coloured leaves. And I'm sat here trying to find things to live for. Maybe that's it, maybe it's those tiny moments which feel fairly insignificant in the grand... Continue Reading →

Expectations vs. Reality

At what point do we stop expecting that anything will be good? This isn't meant to be supremely negative, more realistic. I often get my hopes up about a lot of things. Not necessarily wrongly, but just overly excited. But what does this create? A massive anti-climax. Society creates this idea that some things will... Continue Reading →

What Do I Actually Want?

I've spent a lot of time and effort in my life making decisions based on other people. What will look the best? What will sound the most impressive? What will I tell my future children? It's never about what I actually want.┬áThis is a really bad habit and I'm still trying to train myself out... Continue Reading →

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