Saturday, November 26, 2022

Introducing Bipolar Bytes


Hello lovelies,

It probably comes as no surprise when I say I've been struggling with consistently posting on here. Despite having so much I want to say, I've either not had the time, or felt I've not had the right words to put my thoughts into.

One of the things I've wanted to write about the most is my experiences with bipolar disorder, but I've found it really hard to create good, read-worthy posts about it. Bipolar disorder is still a relatively new diagnosis and experience I'm trying to wrap my head around, and sometimes my own thoughts surrounding it are so all over the place I don't feel I can write something that actually makes sense.

Introducing Bipolar Bytes ...

I've had this content idea for a while now, so I thought I'd finally use it to try and get back into posting more. Bipolar Bytes is where I'll be writing smaller articles dedicated to my personal experiences with bipolar disorder. They will be very anecdotal, and likely very messy, but hopefully they will provide a good insight into my thoughts and experiences, which might even be beneficial for some of you reading. Basically these 'bytes' will be more like a diary/journal entry than a well-thought-out post. This won't be the only content I create! But you might see a few being posted in tandem while I get into the practice of writing again.

I will create a new link in my contents bar above to keep them all in one place, and I hope you enjoy reading them x (And thank you for an additional 1k in a month, you are all insane <3)

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Monday, October 31, 2022

[update #4] Happy Halloween from Germany!

Hi my lovelies!

Apologies once again for the silence, but it's been a hectic past couple of weeks getting all settled in Germany. I'm now about a month into my year abroad, and have begun my human rights research internship which I'm loving. I'll hopefully do a more detailed life update post soon, but currently I'm having a really damn stressful time trying to access the medication for my bipolar, and so I want to sort that out before writing a bigger post.

Currently in the works are some mental health posts (one of which might rather excitingly be appearing on another blog ... more on that later), some book reviews, and hopefully start on some more helpful university/student posts. 

I look forward to sharing new content with you all soon!

Take care x

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Strictly Bipolar - Book Review

 

Strictly Bipolar by Darian Leader provides an interesting yet challenging, and arguably conspiratory embrace of the modern intersection between bipolar disorder and societal pathologisation. When I saw a single copy of this book sitting on the shelf of my local Blackwell's, I was certainly intrigued. At that point I had received bipolar diagnosis a few months ago, and yet had done very little in terms of exploring the bipolar identity beyond online personal accounts. I considered this book a personal starting point into the more objective discussions of the disorder. Unfortunately, it was not the type of book I imagined it to be.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

2nd Year of University: High Highs and Low Lows

Hi my loves,

I'm back! Today I received confirmation of all of my grades for the second year of my degree meaning I'm officially halfway through my degree which is mildly terrifying. So I thought I'd get back into the swing of things by writing about my second year university experiences.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Psst ... I'm Still Here!

Hello my loves!

Just a small post to say that I am in fact still alive (just about anyway) and that I really appreciate your patience with me and my lack of activity on here. It's been a challenging couple of months mentally, which means I've had to focus what little energy I have on my studies and my job. Things are starting to clear up however and I have a long long loooong list of posts that I'm ready to write! 

It's also absolutely insane that I've still managed to gain another 2k views since my last post in February. Seeing that little dial turn genuinely means so much to me and I'm blown away at how many of you are still checking in on here despite my inactivity - thank you!

I can't wait to be posting again soon, and I look forward to seeing you all there too <3

Take care x

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Get To Know Me: 20 Things About This 20 Year-Old

Hello my loves,

I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2022! I'm currently stuck in bed with covid (after two years of negative tests the fucker finally got me), so I have plenty of time on my hands to catch up with the blog. 

Last month I turned 20, and this blog actually turned 2 the day after my birthday! For this reason I thought it would be fun to do a classic 'get to know me' type of post. I haven't really "introduced" myself since the first post on my blog in 2020, so here's a little updated version about the person behind the blog!

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Why I'm Choosing a New Year's Theme over New Year's Resolutions


Hello my loves!

With 2022 fast approaching I thought I'd write a short post on the idea of a "New Year's theme", why I'm ditching the resolutions in favour of this idea, and hopefully what a successful 2022 focussing on a New Year's theme might look like for me.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

To Quote Christine and The Queens, People, I've Been Sad (Mental Health Chat)


Hello my loves,

... long time no see. I thought today I'd finally get round to writing a little mental health chat/life update and take some time to explain where I've been. To summarise, these last three months have been absolute shite. [content warning: I will discuss themes of self-harm and intrusive thoughts]

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A Small Blog Update

 Hello my loves!

This is just a small update to say I've decided to officially remove 'books' as one of my blog niches. I'll still be uploading book reviews, hauls and so on, but I don't think I'm uploading book content consistently enough to consider myself a "book blogger". I am blighted by my perfectionism and find it really hard to publish my reviews, I currently have about 10 book reviews alone sitting in my drafts. But I still love book related content and I hope to upload bookish content a bit more regularly!

Thanks for reading! I have a few posts lined up to be published soon x

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Life Update: Cat, Tats and Sexuality Chats

Hello my loves, long time no see!

I've been in a bit of a writing slump for the past month so I figured I'd just ease back into things with a little life update for you all. A small content warning that I'll be discussing self-harm in relation to my previous post about my therapy program.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

1st Year of University: My Experience

Hello my loves!

While I'm back home for a couple weeks I figured now would be a great time to write a lil' post about my first year at university! As you probably already know (or maybe don't) in September I began studying philosophy and German at the University of Edinburgh. Despite Covid making it a very different kind of first year at university, I had so so much fun and I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with you 😊

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