Mental Health and Studying Abroad

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The Life of Lucy

This is an extremely difficult post to write, so please bear with me, I’m definitely having doubts about publishing it.  Perhaps the reason for doubt is not wanting to be labelled attention-seeking, or coming across as preachy. But actually, fuck it. If mental health can get the attention it deserves, I’d say that’s a step in the right direction – considering as many as ONE in FOUR young people suffer from some kind of mental illness.

A significant number of people tend to feel very uneasy discussing anything related to mental health, and I vividly remember a close friend telling me not to talk to anyone about it as others would not be so understanding. Initially taken back, I realised the truth behind his words. The only way we can at least lessen the stigma  is to firstly acknowledge it exists and should be treated the same as physical illness…

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America Road Trip 2017

Now I'm not sure if many (or any) of you are aware, but for Mat's birthday my dad booked a trip for myself, dad and Mat to go back to America, but this time heading to a state that Mat has never been to..NEW YORK. I simply cannot wait to explore with them both and … Continue reading America Road Trip 2017

Blog post suggestions

Just a little quick mid-week message from me, I hope your week is going well, that it's productive and positive. I was just wondering if anyone had any topics they'd like me to write about, I've got lots of ideas and many in the making, but any suggestions would be really welcome. Feel free to … Continue reading Blog post suggestions

S*** happens

It can be so hard to always focus on the positive, especially when it feels like the negative prevails relentlessly. Whilst I always seek the positive, I often struggle to not allow the negative to takeover, losing my rationality and thinking the whole world is against me. It's the small things that happen, that snowball … Continue reading S*** happens

My favourite looks of the season

Just a short one from me this week, I'm swamped with essay deadlines and so I've had to partly sacrifice this blog for a couple of weeks...stay tuned for the ones coming up in the next few weeks, I'll have much more time! Summer is officially in sight and boy am I ready for it, … Continue reading My favourite looks of the season