Suicide Prevention Month 2020

*tw: suicide* //  This month is National Suicide Prevention Month. A whole month that is dedicated to raising awareness on suicide and to reduce the stigma around a public health issue that is so important. I have spoken a lot about my own experience with my mental health problems so this month is very close to my heart.  In July, I got my first tattoo which was a semi colon. It is a tattoo I have wanted for so long as the meaning behind it is so important to me and I wanted it as a reminder to keep going even on my darkest days.  "A semi colon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to" For years I have struggled with suicidal ideation and I have been in really dark places. It's like a huge weight that is holding me down and I struggle to get out from underneath it. Sometimes I can ignore them but other times they will overwhelm me. Most of the time the thoughts will creep up on me and catch me off guard. If I'm crossing the ro

5 Years Post Op ♡

   ♡ 24/6/15 ♡ On this day 5 whole years ago I underwent a major 10 hour spinal surgery to correct my 85 degree curve. 24 screws and 2 titanium rods were placed into my back to fuse the vertebrae and 6 ribs   were removed. Recovery was not easy, it was tough and extremely painful. My life is so different now and I will be forever thankful to my surgeons, the doctors and nurses who helped me learn how to walk again and adjust to a new way of living. 5 years on I still experience pain every day and I will do for the rest of my life but I know my limitations now and although I had to give up my dream of becoming a dancer, I count my blessings as I can walk and be able to do things I never could before. No one tells you how much this takes a toll mentally and the psychological effects of scoliosis. My spine will never be like those who don’t have scoliosis, I will always have my curve but I embrace that. It used to take over my life and although I will always be self conscious of

Audrey Hepburn’s 91st Birthday..

“𝑨𝒔 π’šπ’π’– π’ˆπ’“π’π’˜ 𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓, π’šπ’π’– π’˜π’Šπ’π’ π’…π’Šπ’”π’„π’π’—π’†π’“ 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’šπ’π’– 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 π’•π’˜π’ 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔, 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’‰π’†π’π’‘π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’šπ’π’–π’“π’”π’†π’π’‡, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’‰π’†π’π’‘π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔”⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ On this day in 1929, the beautiful Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium. A talented performer, actress, humanitarian and philanthropist. Audrey spent part of her youth in England at a boarding school. During much of World War II, she studied at the Arnhem Conservatory in the Netherlands. After the Nazis invaded the country, Hepburn and her mother struggled to survive. She reportedly helped the resistance movement by delivering messages, according to The New York Times. After the war, Hepburn continued to pursue an interest in dance. She studied ballet in Amsterdam and then later on in London. In 1948, Hepburn made her stage debut as a chorus girl in the musical ‘ High Button Shoes’ in London. She also played a chorus girl in ‘ Sauce Tartare ’ but was moved

My One Year Blogiversary

♡ Today I am celebrating  π’Άπ’Ύπ“‚π‘’π‘’π’Ήπ’Άπ“‡π“π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘”π“ˆ  1st blogiversary...Icant believe how quickly it has gone. I remember debating on whether I wanted to do this for so long as I was scared of what other people thought. With the help of my teacher and my family I decided to just go for it, writing is my passion, it’s how I express myself so why should I let other peoples opinions stop me. It’s the best thing I’ve done. It’s what’s helped me when I couldn’t find the words to speak, instead I would write it down. From the very start, and still to this day, my intention has always been to help people who are going through similar things I have struggled with for years, something I am extremely passionate about which is mental health. I won’t lie about it but there have been days I wanted to quit and I got into a bad habit of comparing myself to other bloggers as I thought I wasn’t good enough. But this is something I struggle with anyway in person. Comparing. But I’m only human and

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