The real Maldives – 9 things I didn’t expect

Wow three awesome weeks have gone by so fast! I’ve had a few downs but so many ups and I’ve learnt a lot about myself yet even more about the Maldives. When you picture the Maldives you vision beautiful beaches, hot weather and 5* resorts over crystal clear water, but all that luxury is inContinue reading “The real Maldives – 9 things I didn’t expect”

Dreaming of insanity 

Apologies for the radio silence this week but this particular post I really struggled to write so it’s taken a while… Since being away the stress of travels has affected me in numerous ways, but after the first week and a half of being here insomnia has surprisingly resurfaced for a little while.  For aboutContinue reading “Dreaming of insanity “

5 ways anxiety actually feels 

Anxiety is a term frequently used by anyone and everyone generally to describe a feeling of nervousness or worrying such as before an exam or job interview. I’ve mentioned my anxiety a few times in my posts as it’s one of the main side effects of PTSD and other mental illness’ so I wanted toContinue reading “5 ways anxiety actually feels “

I never dreamed I could feel so real 

Yesterday was a personal best for me emotionally and mentally. To cut a long story short we had to take our biggest turtle, Penny, to the only vet in the Maldives which was about a 2 hour speed boat journey away. The boat was brilliant fun and I got to see some awesome wildlife likeContinue reading “I never dreamed I could feel so real “

Oh yeah, I forgot testicles prevent mental illness …

Was my (sarcastic) response to this tweet: In case you guys didn’t know it’s mental health awareness week so we should all be doing our part by discussing mental health with honesty and openness. It’s bad enough in that we don’t talk about mental health as much as physical health. We shouldn’t need to haveContinue reading “Oh yeah, I forgot testicles prevent mental illness …”

Speaking out – 3 ways it has affected me so far 

Before I boarded my first flight I did a quick post on Facebook to introduce all my connections to this blog. It wasn’t an easy decision which I had been chewing over for more than a week before deciding to go for it.  I must have typed and retyped it up in my notes aboutContinue reading “Speaking out – 3 ways it has affected me so far “

Ready, set… travel 

I leave tonight to travel for three months solo.  I’ve always dreamt of going traveling and was hoping to go after college, I even had a huge world map covering one of my bedroom walls for inspiration!  But PTSD took such a hold on me that my plans faded into the background. Instead I finishedContinue reading “Ready, set… travel “