Tag Archives: high school

23

Amazing still it seems I’ll be 23 I won’t always love what I’ll never have I won’t always live in my regrets – ‘23’ by Jimmy Eat World I rediscovered this song on my ipod the other day (after having not … Continue reading

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So I’m Back…From Outer Space…

…Or more accurately, from Namibia (a country in south-west Africa), where I spent 5 weeks at a wildlife sanctuary, including one week at a research site. Overall, it was an absolutely amazing experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I … Continue reading

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A Modern Leper: Self-injury, stigma and shame

Trigger warning: I talk about self-injury a lot in this post, and one paragraph contains a fairly explicit description of the evidence that someone else had been self-injuring. Please don’t read this post/ that particular paragraph if you think you … Continue reading

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Today

I went to see my counsellor today and for some reason my anxiety around other people was even higher than usual. I felt very, very paranoid as well. My bad habit of ‘mind-reading’ (i.e. assuming that I know what everyone … Continue reading

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Down

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone is something you’ll be quite a lot.” – Dr Seuss. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling very down again. For some reason, that’s always the pattern I seem … Continue reading

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Back to Uni

The second semester of university starts tomorrow and I’m dreading it. Stress and anxiety levels are through the roof. The induction day was last week and I spent the night before lying in bed crying, and only managing around 3 … Continue reading

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SA and my life – Part 2(3) (High school)

I started writing a personal diary/ journal a couple of months into my last year at high school, with the encouragement of my psychiatrist. She knew how difficult it was for me to communicate verbally, and it allowed me to give her … Continue reading

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