2017 · Lifestyle · Mental health · Travel

It’s been a while

When I restarted my blog, I was hoping I would be the kind of person who would post weekly and be really thoughtful and interesting. Needless to say, this hasn’t happened.

I’ve been kind of uninspired the last few weeks but a lot has happened since I last posted so I thought I would talk about that. Some of it isn’t that interesting. Some of it is exciting. Some of it is scary. Anyway, let’s get to it.

Sending off my university application

This is the one that’s truly quite scary for me. 3 drafts of personal statements and deciding between 15 universities later, it’s finally been sent off. For those of you that are interested, I’m hopefully going to be studying Politics and my choices are: Queen Mary, City Uni of London, Brunel Uni London, Birmingham and Sussex. My main choice is Queen Mary because I completely fell in love with the university, the campus, the area and I’ve always wanted to study and live in London.

However, as you already know, I suffer quite severely with anxiety and one of my biggest worries is being away from my parents. Sussex university is merely a 25 minute train journey away so if I get to a point next year when it comes to confirming my choices and I feel like I can’t move out, I know I have Sussex.

It’s an exciting time for me as I never thought this would happen and yet here I am. Oh my god.

West End Bares

On 29th October, I had the absolute pleasure of going to see West End Bares which is an annual show that raises money for MAD Trust (Make a Difference). For those of you that don’t know, the Mad Trust raises money for projects that bring HIV and AIDS awareness, as well as providing care and support for those in the UK and Africa. It’s a brilliant cause so if you are interested to find out more or even donate, here’s a link with more information.

This year, the show was called Ruby Strippers, which as the name suggests was based on the Wizard of Oz. Lots of West End Stars got together to sing, dance and strip the night away (literally.) Graham Norton hosted the show with the help of presenters such as Mark Gatiss, Ian Hallard, Adam Garcia and Tom Allen to name just a few. It was such a brilliant and funny show and I will DEFINITELY be coming back to future shows.

I started CBT

This one means an awful lot to me as I am determined to make this work to help me feel better and more able to deal with my anxiety.

I got referred for CBT and I’ve been going the 3 weeks. It’s early days yet but as I mentioned, I am determined to make this work. I’ve mentioned before that I feel like my anxiety has held me back in different ways and I’m hoping with this, it will give me a chance to step out into the world and enjoy every moment.

Of course, other things have happened too. Costa have started their Christmas drinks which I am over the moon about, the weather is getting colder which makes me happy and it’s starting to feel like Autumn and Winter.

That’s pretty much it for now but thank you for reading and I shall see you soon.

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