With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I have found myself pondering over my feelings on romance, love and relationships. Generally, I consider myself a bit of a closet romantic. I love small gestures of affection, like a gentle kiss good morning. I love to receive my favourite flowers for my birthday, or to have my favourite … Continue reading Why are we so disgusted by romance?
Relationships and love are not for the faint hearted. Sure, there are moments where it is beautiful, and romantic. There are times where we are so overwhelmed by love for someone we simply cannot put it into words. But the fireworks cannot go on forever. It all takes work. I mean real work. In any … Continue reading Less water under the bridge…
As so many of you are probably doing right now, as this year is drawing to a close, I find myself reflecting on how this year has been for me; pondering the highs and the lows that have been; wondering what the new year will bring, and where I would like to be in my … Continue reading New Year, True Me
Here I hang, my arms bound by his strings. My every move crafted by his skilled hands. I nervously await the return of my puppeteer, Who holds me in the spotlight and commands me to dance. My master looks deeply into my glassy eyes, And the intensity of his gaze pierces into my haunted … Continue reading Your Puppet
Some days I am struck by overwhelming doubt. Doubt is an old, and all-to familiar friend of mine. I doubt the kind of person I have been, and the person I have become. I doubt the choices I have made, and my ability to make better ones in the future. I doubt my ability to … Continue reading Proud
The world we live in today can be rather a scary place. All too often we are faced with tragic news of yet another terror attack, or yet another sexual assault in the celebrity world that has been covered up for many years. It is truly heartbreaking that here we are, all sharing this little … Continue reading Love and Equality
The past few days I have found myself on a bit of a downwards spiral. Things in my life have been quite stressful and hectic, and my sleep is even worse than usual. The very nature of mental illness means that from time to time, with no warning at all, we will find ourselves falling … Continue reading You’ve got a friend in me!