If you want to go travelling but have no idea where to start, this post is for you. This is going to be a list that can be applied to any location, but with examples from my travels around Thailand.
When I went travelling on my own for the first time, one of the most daunting things to me was the airport. The thought of going through the whole process on my own was unthinkable. It’s not that bad but here are some things to consider to help prepare you.
I’ve been trying really hard to eat healthily lately and during that journey, I have been attempting to cook for myself. I even used this as an opportunity for some self-care and a distraction from my mental health issues. I find the process of finding a recipe, going to buy the ingredients and giving it a go to be a really rewarding self-care strategy. Although I can be a little bit dangerous in the kitchen and while cooking one of these recipes, I did set fire to a pair of oven gloves and narrowly avoided having to evacuate the entire block of flats. Let’s just say Masterchef may not be in my future, but I hope that I can continue to make some delicious food and not injure myself or others.
I have suffered from mental health issues for years and it is something that has affected all areas of my life including work, friends, family, and travel. I love traveling and I would say that it helps my state of mind more than it hinders it, but there are days where you feel depressed and there isn’t anything you can do to “snap out of it” even if you’re in the most beautiful places in the world.
This time of the year is unfortunately associated with some bad memories for me and I think about the past a lot, wondering what I would change if I was able to. So I’ve decided to give some advice to my 16-year-old self. Besides not bothering with the haircut.
People often ask me where I want to go most in the world and I say “I don’t know. I want to go everywhere”. I have definitely got the travel bug. Ever since my first month long trip to Japan and South Korea in 2016, I am constantly itching to get back on a plane and explore the world. But why do I love it so much? Sure everyone loves a holiday, but for me and so many others traveling is different.
Disney is always a magical and beautiful experience, but the best one for me was DisneySea in Tokyo. It was a wonderful day and here are my five favourite parts of the park.
I am currently signed off sick for my mental health, which was the first step I made towards my self-care. I had stubbornly refused to accept that I wasn’t coping at work and pushed myself to the limit until I wasn’t able to go anymore. It has been a tough journey for me this year, but here are some of the things I’ve learned and the methods I use to try to help myself get better.
I am bisexual. I have known this for a few years now, but before I realised this, I came out to my closest friends and my mother as a lesbian. I had to come out twice to these people and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the significance of my coming out experiences in my life. I’m so comfortable with who I am that coming out to anyone new just feels annoying.