The Desert

I thought I was alone in this desert, In fact, I’ve never felt so lonely. The sky is beautiful, unbroken and blue, But not as blue as me. The scorpion at my feet walks by, oblivious. I’m not alone because you are over there, I wave at you frantically, The sand swirls around me, Into […]

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Speak – a poem about my silence

Talking is hard when you are silent. In a room of crowded voices, Words ricochet around the room. Too fast for your mind to consume. A jumble of sentences, Flow from one person to another, And end abruptly at your ears, Stoking the fire of your fears. It’s an easy song to sing they say, […]

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Diary of an Anxious Mind

I started my blog to try and offer some advice and positivity. When I feel low and I’m struggling with my anxiety, I haven’t always written about it because I thought it wouldn’t be helpful. But today I saw a post on Instagram talking about ‘toxic positivity.’ When someone is asking for help and are […]

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I Lost Myself

A few months ago a song called She Used To Be Mine by Sara Bareilles made me stop in my tracks. It’s about life not turning out in the way you wanted and feeling like you’ve lost a part of yourself. I can’t think of a song that has ever hit me like that before […]

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You are important to me. Poem for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

You are important to me. Though you might not feel it, When time ticks by without you, And you spend your days alone. But still, I want you to know. You are important to me. When tears fall onto your pillow, And your soul feels scared inside, Others share your struggles, So there’s no need […]

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Social Anxiety is frustrating, but change is possible.

Social anxiety disorder has been an extremely unwelcome companion throughout my life. From the age of 13 to now in my 30s – the feeling of dread has been ticking over in my mind. It’s sad and frustrating to think back over the many career and educational opportunities that I missed out on. The truth […]

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