I live and work in London, United Kingdom, in a flat with my two darling cats. 🐈🐈 I generally love living here but sometimes wish I had a house in the quiet countryside. I crave for peace and quiet very often, despite also often feeling lonely in my flat. What a contradiction.
In my free time, I like to write posts for my blog, and I also have a non-fiction/flash-fiction (I know, strange combo) WIP that I’ve been writing for a while. NaNoWriMo nudged me a lot with it this year which is awesome as I was kind of in a writing rut.
I love writing, and I’m extremely happy that I finally managed to create this blog. I posted my first blog post on October 2nd, 2019. 😊 It’s about one of my methods for relaxing, and how it can also turn against me if I’m not vigilant! You can read it here.
My favourite season is summer because I love sunshine and light, and I strongly dislike cold, wet and dark, which is what winters over here are like. I associate summer with happiness. It’s when I have the most energy to do stuff and an actual drive to start new things.
I adore cats! I think they are all super cute and absolutely ridiculous. I take A LOT of pictures of them, almost every day. I pay extra for my cloud saves due to the excessive amount of cat pictures I can’t store on my phone memory anymore!
Some other things I love include a nice cup of hot, black coffee ☕ any time of the day. I have a lovely Nespresso machine that makes an EXCELLENT cup of coffee, and quickly – perfect for a grumpy, tiring morning. I love taking photos with my smartphone, emojis (you’ll notice me using them across my website) spending time with my SO, playing relaxing mobile games, watching Sci-Fi on TV (well, Netflix and Amazon Prime).
I had issues with anxiety, depression, and various other PTSD-related struggles in the past. Nowadays I don’t feel it as often or as forcefully as I used to (*touch wood*), however, sometimes anxiety does rear its ugly head. I am no longer on medication and do not require regular therapy at this time.
Self-awareness is key! I want to develop it as much as I possibly can (well, without obsession). I’m scared of losing control again, so I try hard to avoid getting into stressful situations. I also try not to trigger myself in terms of anxiety or PTSD (flashbacks etc). That is more difficult to control though and sometimes I get an unpleasant surprise. You can read about one of my anxiety incidents here to get an idea of what still happens occasionally, even though I’ve beaten the full-on monster.
I used to be on Social Media. It was fun at first but ended up causing me so much anxiety after a while that I ended up deleting my accounts. It was such a relief and I felt so much better.
However, since creating my blog, I have re-joined with a bit more caution, trying not to obsess and spend 24/7 on there. So far so good and I haven’t felt pressure yet. Twitter is such a lovely place to connect with fellow bloggers and writers. Everyone supports each other so much. 🙂
I’d love to connect with you:
I hope you will come and say hi and we can connect! 😄 👋