Do you ever look at people when you find out their age and wonder, how can I possibly be the same age as you? Most 30 year olds that I know are climbing that famous metaphorical ladder towards their chosen career, halfway to buying a house or creating their nuclear family and maybe halfway down … More Happy Birthday To Me
Maybe we have better education about mental health in England, maybe our mental health service isn’t as dire as we believe. Maybe we are unfortunate and have more people suffering or, maybe we are just more vocal about the struggle. Whatever the reason, I have never experienced so many people not understanding before now. Generally … More Anxiety is…
You may remember, approximately ten weeks ago during my yoga retreat zen at Hariharalaya, I had a very un-zen moment during which I had a panic attack about riding a bike. Yesterday, in Don Det, myself and three friends wandered to the pier in order to get a boat to the big waterfall on the … More Waterfalls and Wheels
Massive thank you to Kate; a Canadian with a serious case of wanderlust who writes My Petite Adventures, for nominating me for the Leibster Award! Also, an even bigger thank you for your kind words. I’m honoured: “Blogger Beckie suffers from an anxiety disorder, but she’s not letting that stop her from exploring the world … More Jet-setter Jones was Nominated for a Leibster Award!
So I moved in with a child. Why?! You might ask. Because location was class, rent was a steal and it’s only for two months. Why?! I am asking. Repeatedly. I am terrible with children. I totally underestimated how hard it would be and how I would have to compromise my personal and social life … More Home-sweet-Home?
It’s often the case that when you establish yourself in one place, you are overtaken by a lethargic reluctance to discover its surroundings. As if just because you live there, the seduction of nearby places gets lost and we look instead at faraway destinations for excitement. I am fortunate enough to be a long-standing resident … More Keep the Discovery-Fire Alive
I had a bit of a melt down yesterday. I owe this to the fact that I have now reached the “three-months-to-departure” date and I have so much still to do. Recently, this has started weighing heavily in my mind and I have had so much swimming around in my head, that it has all … More Fundraising Related Panic
For the longest time I didn’t want to tell you, I have decided to re-plan my route. Initially, I was due to start in Japan: Tokyo to Kyoto, Okinawa, Osaka. Fly on to Seoul, South Korea and then to China. Spend a month in China, trekking the Great wall, perhaps even hit up Mongolia and … More A Change of Plan…
After being followed home last night through my local part of Bristol by a man who kept apologising and insisting “he is a good guy” (somehow seems less sincere after you try to grab someone from behind who is minding their own business walking home), I was sent into my old trusty default state of … More Street Smarts
Talking to people that I don’t know has always been a particularly strong fear of mine. Obviously, this is something that I am going to have to face up to once I get on that flight and head for the horizon. After work on Wednesday, I headed to a beer garden with my friend to … More Stranger….. No Danger