March Madness


It seems strange not to have posted in over a week – there’s been a few things happening that have meant this poor little patch of the internet has been neglected…

I’d always thought I’d steer clear of talking about mental health on this blog. I’ve touched on it once or twice, and written up posts such as Five Ideas for Self-Care, but the truth is I could really do with taking my own advice!

We’ve had loads going on recently, so there’s hardly been time to stop and take stock. I woke up at 7 this morning, which is somewhat bittersweet – on the one hand, I love being up early on a weekend – I want to make the most of my free time! On the other hand, I know I’m awake at this hour because my anxious little brain is saying ‘Hey! Wake up! You’ve got lots of stuff to worry about and if you don’t start now, you’ll never fit it all in in one day hahahahaha.’ (Anyone else know that feeling?).

This is also when I notice my blogging ‘mojo’ drops off, my brain is pretty busy and I struggle to find inspiration. I was due to go away this weekend to Edinburgh, but for reasons outside of my control, it got cancelled. I think it might be a good thing as I’m totally relaxed, with a fresh coffee, a load of Pinterest pins waiting for me, and cosy in my pyjamas.

I’m quite glad to have the free time back this weekend, I really need some time to sort things and lay some ‘big life plans’ down. I’m determined to go travelling this year, as it’s finally something I feel ready to do. Last year I had to cancel a trip to Budapest with my girlfriends because my anxiety was in a really bad way. I’ve got a trip to Italy planned at the end of April which I can’t WAIT for, and now when I’m planning travels, I’m feeling really excited, rather than looking at the cancellation policy in case I need to cancel it at the last minute.

It’s quite a process, so if you have any blog posts on how to do this, let me know! Otherwise I’ll be writing something up once I get sorted, and any recommendations you have for Singapore, Bali and Melbourne would be amazing!

travel is the only thing you buy which makes you richer…” 

Kate x




  1. March 18, 2017 / 15:55

    I know EXAAAACTLY how you feel, Kate! I was trying to chill out in the bath last night and my little anxious brain was going about 8 million miles an hour, demanding that I get up and start working on all the things that it was desperate for me to do! It’s so hard to switch off that part of your mind, and to engage with your creative side when you’re in the midst of such anxious thoughts! Reading this post was exactly what I needed today, to remind me that I am not alone! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have an amazing time on your trips – sadly I don’t have any recommendations but I can’t wait to see what you get up to, Singapore especially!!

    Abbey 😘

    • Kate
      April 30, 2017 / 20:53

      It’s mental isn’t it how you can -KNOW- you need to chill but your brain is busy telling you all of the things you should be thinking and worrying about. Awww I’m so glad this post was what you needed, that’s made me really happy to hear!
      Big hug 🙂

      Kate x

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