Career Stuff, Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

‘When I Grow Up’ Young Carers Awareness Day 2017

Today is Young Carers Awareness day 2017 - run by Carers Trust to raise awareness of the 700,000 young people (some as young as 5) looking after family members/friends in the UK. This years' theme is 'When I Grow Up' so I've shared some of my thoughts from that time in my life, and what… Continue reading ‘When I Grow Up’ Young Carers Awareness Day 2017

Personal posts, Productivity & Motivation, Well Being & Mental Health

I Deserve Better – Apologies & Updates

So it's been about 4 months since I last blogged(!) I know. I'm sorry. I suck. I've got a long list of reasons as to why I haven't posted, and they're all stupid, and don't change the fact I know that not writing has only added to the issues and problems I've been having. Maybe… Continue reading I Deserve Better – Apologies & Updates

Messages to remind me I'm not alone, and to reach out for support.
Well Being & Mental Health

Self Care Sundays: Reaching out (On figuring out you’re not alone)

*This post was supposed to be for depression awareness week last week, but I didn't manage to finish it until today: due to busy-ness last week, then feeling overwhelmed and unable to do much this week. Ironically I was feeling quite alone, which is why I felt it even more important to write this for… Continue reading Self Care Sundays: Reaching out (On figuring out you’re not alone)

Personal posts, Productivity & Motivation, Well Being & Mental Health

This Is Not The Post I Wanted To Write (on setbacks, mistakes & screaming at your iPad)

I was supposed to be writing a post this evening about my shiny new vlog over on my YouTube channel, and how it was tied to the refocusing of The Smile Diary. I filmed and edited the video, and was waiting for it to export/upload from my iPad when the problems started...  If you know me you'll… Continue reading This Is Not The Post I Wanted To Write (on setbacks, mistakes & screaming at your iPad)