WHY I WILL ALWAYS CALL OUT INTERNET TROLLS (EVEN THOUGH I’M ‘GIVING THEM THE ATTENTION THAT THEY CRAVE’)

WHY I WILL ALWAYS CALL OUT INTERNET TROLLS (EVEN THOUGH I’M ‘GIVING THEM THE ATTENTION THAT THEY CRAVE’)

Normally the first thing people say to me when I share messages sent to me by internet trolls is ‘just ignore them, all you’… View Post
ANOTHER DIET, ABANDONED.

ANOTHER DIET, ABANDONED.

“I need to go on a diet” I thought to myself last Sunday night as I got off the scales having just found out … View Post
WHY I TOOK A BIG STEP BACK FROM INSTAGRAM

WHY I TOOK A BIG STEP BACK FROM INSTAGRAM

In a move so shocking it rivalled the Asda-Sainsburys merger announced last month, I decided a couple of weeks ago to combine my two … View Post
DRINKING WHEN YOU HAVE ANXIETY

DRINKING WHEN YOU HAVE ANXIETY

We have all, at one point or another, woken up from a night of drinking and experienced some form of anxiety. As we piece … View Post
WHY I DIDN’T GO TO UNIVERSITY

WHY I DIDN’T GO TO UNIVERSITY

Last month I was invited back to my old school to talk to a group of sixth form students about what it’s like … View Post
GIVING UP SMOKING: TWO MONTHS ON

GIVING UP SMOKING: TWO MONTHS ON

Yes, yes, I’ve given up smoking. Well done me. I’m amazing. No really, I am. I really, really am. Nearly two months … View Post
HOLIDAY ROUND-UP: WHAT I READ, WORE AND USED IN BARBADOS.

HOLIDAY ROUND-UP: WHAT I READ, WORE AND USED IN BARBADOS.

If you follow me on Instagram you will know (and be incredibly be annoyed) by now that I have been in Barbados for a … View Post
THE PRE-HOLIDAY PANIC: LET’S DISCUSS IT.

THE PRE-HOLIDAY PANIC: LET’S DISCUSS IT.

What it is about the prospect of a holiday (read: what promises to be the most relaxing week of your entire year) that has … View Post
I DIDN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE FOR A WEEK AND THIS IS WHAT IT DID TO ME.

I DIDN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE FOR A WEEK AND THIS IS WHAT IT DID TO ME.

I have spent a lot of time in the house over the last week and it’s utterly fucked me up. I’m a … View Post
DEALING DAY-TO-DAY WITH IBS

DEALING DAY-TO-DAY WITH IBS

Hello, I’m Em and I have IBS. No big secret, I talk about it all the time. Why, I reasoned, should I have … View Post
I’M THE ONE THAT DOESN’T TEXT YOU BACK. I’M SORRY, THIS IS WHY.

I’M THE ONE THAT DOESN’T TEXT YOU BACK. I’M SORRY, THIS IS WHY.

Receiving a text message in 2018 is nothing like it was in 2008 and I miss 2008. You’d catch me back then on my Motorola flip … View Post
GETTING BETTER AT SELF PROMOTION & TOOTING YOUR OWN HORN.

GETTING BETTER AT SELF PROMOTION & TOOTING YOUR OWN HORN.

The very thought of self promotion sends shivers down my spine. I wouldn’t be capable of tooting my own horn if someone rammed … View Post
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE MIRENA COIL

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE MIRENA COIL

Two Sundays ago I celebrated five years with my boyfriend. I also celebrated two years with my mirena coil. I am still unsure as … View Post
TALKING ABOUT ANXIETY WITH HEAD TALKS – TIME TO TALK

TALKING ABOUT ANXIETY WITH HEAD TALKS – TIME TO TALK

It’s time to talk. For a long time I didn’t talk about my anxiety, I was nervous of it, frightened of it, … View Post
WEARING TROUSERS WHEN YOU’RE JUST NOT THAT GOOD AT FASHION

WEARING TROUSERS WHEN YOU’RE JUST NOT THAT GOOD AT FASHION

Historically, trousers have scared me, I feel safest in jeans. Despite the fact I often find myself lusting after the more exciting lower halves … View Post
HOW TO DEAL WITH NERVES: FOOLING PEOPLE INTO THINKING YOU’RE CONFIDENT.

HOW TO DEAL WITH NERVES: FOOLING PEOPLE INTO THINKING YOU’RE CONFIDENT.

We all know what it feels like to be nervous. From exams to job interviews to first days, new dates, scary phone calls, big … View Post
WEARING A LANYARD ROUND MY NECK AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF I DO THAT’S JUST NOT COOL.

WEARING A LANYARD ROUND MY NECK AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF I DO THAT’S JUST NOT COOL.

I think I’m quite uncool. And I think I’ve come to this realisation about twenty years too early. This is normally the … View Post
REMOVING TOXIC FRIENDS FROM MY LIFE AND WHY I HATE DOING IT.

REMOVING TOXIC FRIENDS FROM MY LIFE AND WHY I HATE DOING IT.

I have only ever intentionally cut one person out of my life. As a general rule of thumb I don’t like to do … View Post
I FAILED AT MY RESOLUTIONS BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE 2018 A WRITE-OFF.

I FAILED AT MY RESOLUTIONS BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE 2018 A WRITE-OFF.

We’re currently four days into January and as loathed as I am to admit it, I have failed 2018 so far. As has become … View Post
THANK YOU FOR THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE.

THANK YOU FOR THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE.

First things first – sorry for the total radio silence, as you can see I have been updating the blog over Christmas and decided to … View Post