My 2020

At the start of 2020, I made a conscious decision not to make any resolutions. Not to set any goals or aims but rather, for the first time ever, to simply go with the flow. This was a difficult decision for me to make. All my life I've planned everything. But after...

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I had another cluster of seizures

I've been writing this blog on and off, in bits for the past week. You see, the end of last week wasn't much of a Fri'yay but more of a Five'day for me. As I had my second cluster of seizures in just two weeks, the fifth and worst of which actually took place whilst I...

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Why I Can’t Sleep

This is one of several blogs I've been writing in my head for months now. But I feel it is finally time to fine-tune and post it for all the world to see. As memes and graphic tees have been reminding us for years, there are three things that humans are naturally...

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My Physical and Verbal Bullying Story

I first starting writing this blog in October but I had to stop as typing it out was getting too much for me. However, it seemed apt to finally complete it as today is the start of Anti-Bullying Week. You see, I was bullied both physical and verbal bullying for over...

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VNS Update (1 YEAR!!!!!)

It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since this tiny 4.5x3cm device was surgically implanted into my chest. And it’s even more mind-blowing to think about everything it has done. The more time that passes, the more that I think about it, the more amazed I become. Every day I feel increasingly grateful for my VNS and, even for me, it’s hard to put it into words…

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A Late Night Ramble

It's due to nights like tonight that writing is such an important tool for me. As I sit on my bed, still fully clothed at 00:53, I have no intention of going to bed and falling asleep. There's too much on my mind. Too much weighing me down that I just don't want to...

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Neglect in the time of Corona

These past six months have been undoubtedly difficult for everyone, we are facing unprecedented times after all. And I honestly feel that during this time I have been somewhat neglected. I've felt forgotten and invisible. To put these feelings into context, here's a...

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Just some small thoughts

I'm currently working on rebranding and updating my site. As part of this process I decided to finally categorise all the blogs currently on here. Of course some of them are over a year old, so I read over them to establish just which category/ies they best fit into....

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A Quarter of a Century Young

As of 23:02 tonight I will have officially been on this planet for 25 years! Becoming a quarter of a century old intimidates me, I’m overwhelmed and terrified and probably for the first time in my life I don’t really want to age up…

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