Saturday, 4 January 2014

Learning to live with 2013

Part of my reason for starting this blog after finding 'the list' was that 2013 had been a bit of a rubbish year for me, for many different reasons. I've suffered from panic attacks since about sixth form, but last year they were at their worst again and this led me to stop doing things.

Anyway, as an avid rookie reader I found this wonderful webzine by writer Arabelle Sicardi on how she survived when things also got shitty for her this year. If you're reading this as someone who's perfectly comfortable in your life these posts and zines probably seem strange or maybe even melodramatic, but honestly reading it from someone else can be comforting and in the case of survival empowering thanks to Arabelle's outlook of life. it's good not to feel like the only weirdo (sorry) and I'd be surprised if there is actually anyone who's felt comfortable their entire life.

So I will listen to Arabelle and "learn to be my own hero" but also be prepared to experience both the joys AND pains of life. Sounds fun.

Also "don't fuck with dream killers". Couldn't agree more.

If anyone's reading this and is going through panic attacks I would recommend reading Zoella's post from a while back on her experience with panic attacks. I found her youtube video at the end of last year and it was really encouraging to hear her side of it, especially as someone who also had troubles approaching doctors etc.

Sorry for the emotional splurge (although it wasn't really, was it?). The next post will be purely filled with fulfilling resolution content!


  1. Oh boy I just read Arabella's zine it was so useful! 2013 wasn't very good for me either but it's so nice to have people out there who are going/have gone through the same thing and have come out the other side. I hope 2014 is better for you, and I love your blog!

    1. cheers :) hope things start getting better for you too