A year ago, I started going to therapy to figure out why I have social anxiety and how to manage it. I’ve always been shy and felt awkward around people. When I was a kid, I was told that was normal, some even found it cute, but I always got the same response from adults, I would grow out of it. Fast forward to my late twenties, and I’m still the same awkward, shy kid, the difference is that now it’s no longer cute, it’s worrying. … More Reading Odd Girl Out and being on the Autism Spectrum
It’s reaching the end of 2022, and I’m trying to remember everything that happened this year. My memory is pretty bad, and I struggle to keep track of time and always mix events that happened in completely different times (and places!). … More A year in the life: Review of my 2022
I’ve noticed since I’ve gotten older that the colder months affect me more than they used to. I love autumn and winter, rainy days, cold walks in the woods, long scarves… I spend my summers wishing for days like these, but when the time comes, the cold weather also affects my moods in ways I’m not used to. … More How I’m coping with SAD (Seasonal affective disorder)
I started October with one of the best autumnal activities, visiting a pumpkin patch. We drove to a farm thirty minutes away from the city, and it was like stepping into another world. While in the town where I live, people seem unaware that it’s autumn and all the shops are instead displaying Christmas stuff, the farm was full of pumpkins in all sizes and colours, and it was decorated for Halloween. … More Visiting a pumpkin patch
I’m so glad august is mostly over. It’s been a very long (and hot) summer. I’m so ready for rainy days and cosy sweaters. That’s what I’ve mostly been doing this month, dreaming of colder weather and planning my autumn.
… More Digital Journal: August favourites and monthly recap
I was reading Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung, and I fell in love with the illustrations of her life as an introvert. She described exactly how I feel, and I related so much to all the situations she illustrated. I enjoyed her book, but what most captured my attention was her introvert’s survival kit because I also have one, and I thought it’d be fun to create my own version. … More Personal entry: An introvert’s survival kit
My memory is terrible. I forget things a second after they happened. I can’t remember people’s names or birthdays. I don’t even know my phone number. And yet, I remember vividly every bad thing that has ever happened to me, no matter how small. … More Reading The Art of Making Memories
I’m an autumn person. I love the cold wind and the changing of the leaves. I live for those grey rainy days and Halloween decorations. So I mostly ignore the other seasons, patiently waiting for the end of September when you can start to put pumpkins on your windowsill without looking weird.
… More Spring diaries: Discovering the Woods
A few weeks ago, I shared my Spring 2022 Bucket List, and one of my main goals was to go on a long nature hike. I want to exercise more and do more outdoor activities this season, and I think walking around country parks is a great way to add that extra activity while still avoiding the depressing gym. … More A spring hike in Bradgate Park
A new season is starting, and even though I’m an autumn girl at heart, I also love spring, as it represents new beginnings, and it’s usually a season that combines a lot of rain with sunny days. The start of the season is still sweater weather, and you can even get away with wearing a beret.