SOCIAL MEDIA

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Who Am I?


Who am I? This was a post that originally was going to be an introduction of who I am as it's been a while since I've formally introduced myself (that's if I ever introduced myself in the first place which I am not sure I did.) However, as I began writing, the weight of this simple yet actually complicated question grew and I realised that I don't know the answer. 

Friday, 16 February 2018
I am tired. 

Not the type of 
fatigue that is from 
late nights or being busy, 
the type of tired 
where every wave that 
hits my back 
knocks my soul 
a little too hard 
and I've forgotten how 
to swim, so this, 
this is now a waiting game 
either for the water to 
reclaim me or 
for a life boat to 
find me. 

-A.H


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Why is it Time to Talk?



1st of February marks an important day in the mental health world, Time to Talk. I wanted to explore why it is important to talk and the impact that a conversation can have. I was 16 when I had my first proper conversation about my mental health. I found my head of year at school, someone with whom I had created quite a bond and I shared that I was self harming. A secret that I had been carrying on my skin and heavily on my shoulders, was taken off me as I no longer needed to guard this secret so tightly. From that day on there were several conversations that saved me over the years. Some where in the form of emails, a Skype call or a face to face conversation. Each conversation was more important than words can describe. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

More than these scars

Trigger warning, this post discusses self harm and there are images of self harm scars, so if you feel you may be sensitive to this type of content please don't go any further. 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

To my ex-best friend

It's a really weird feeling when you lose a best friend. Especially when there is no explosive ending, just a fizzle out of two people changing too much to still be friends. 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Sunday, 7 January 2018

Anxiety and Erasmus


Anxiety and Erasmus
Angela and Emily
Accident and Emergency

In August 2017 I began a journey as part of my degree; my year abroad. A year that is divided into two sections; the first half living in Grenoble, in the south of France by the Alpes and the second I will be moving to Bologna, Italy.