Well Being & Mental Health

The Contradictions of MH Blogging

I usually refer to myself as a wellbeing blogger. However, on social media and in the blogosphere, the term mental health blogger is more widely used and understood, so I kind of use the two interchangeably. The reason I personally prefer wellbeing is that I don't claim to have an expertise, or diagnosed experience of… Continue reading The Contradictions of MH Blogging

Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Confidence Looks Different From Outside

I have always been described as confident. People who meet me and speak to me may get that impression, as I talk a lot, and am pretty friendly. However inside, I’ve dealt with a million doubts and self-esteem issues since I was a teenager. It began in secondary school. In primary school I had friends,… Continue reading Confidence Looks Different From Outside

Me looking a bit awkward
Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Too Awkward to be Confident: My Anxiety Paradox

It's a Saturday afternoon. I'm on a training weekend surrounded by other young people who want to make a difference and create positive change in their communities. The group is a supportive, encouraging, positive one, and I've never had any issues with anyone there. But I still feel like an outsider. I sit with people… Continue reading Too Awkward to be Confident: My Anxiety Paradox

Career Stuff

I’m A Big Headed B***h and Proud (or how we are taught not to be confident)

I've been thinking a lot recently about the things that are holding me back from achieving my dreams and reaching my full potential. Almost all of them come back to one thing; a lack of self belief, or rather, a lack of confidence in expressing self belief. Internally I know (most of the time) that… Continue reading I’m A Big Headed B***h and Proud (or how we are taught not to be confident)

Personal posts

Why I didn’t lose the elections (or what I learnt from running)

The past month or so I have been preparing for the Student Union elections which I was running in, culminating last week in voting week. I had originally planned to still write a post, but in between being out from 8am every day, walking around campus talking to students to try and gain their vote,… Continue reading Why I didn’t lose the elections (or what I learnt from running)