On contentment
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On contentment

I’ve poured a lot of sadness into these pages over the years – particularly in the last 12 months.  I’ve shared my experiences of depression, anxiety, the break-up of my marriage and the dark times I went through prior to…

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My first week of living alone
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My first week of living alone

A little over a week ago I found myself waiting on my doorstep in Southsea for a man I knew only as ‘Dan’ to arrive and move me 25 miles east, back to Southampton where I had lived for most…

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My life now – an update
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My life now – an update

I’ve realised that I’ve spent a few posts talking about some of the smaller details of my life like my health and wellbeing, and trips and holidays I’ve taken, but I haven’t really spoken about some of the larger details…

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Turning 33
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Turning 33

On Monday it was my 33rd birthday. Of course any major date in the calender elicits a certain amount of reflection; particularly if you are an introspective type like me who often gazes at markers in the sand and imagines…

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How I found my way out
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How I found my way out

As I drove away, some months ago, from my old life and a house we had bought only a year before, I was certain of only one thing. I was going to look after myself. I was going to self-care…

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