My flatmate said I needed to learn how to cook so I decided to make pasta bolognaise out of a book called ‘Cooking for Beginners’. Why do I have a feeling this is going to end badly?
I’m watching a TV programme about a man with testicles that weigh ten stones.
I know what it’s like to not have anyone flirt with you, pretty much ever, but take it from me, you are absolutely lovely and wonderful and handsome. I’ll just keep reminding you that, and hope that other people are too. x
As usual, Shaun makes me feel like an awesome person. Thank you for always being so lovely. And hey, I don’t just say this but you’re a beautiful person, inside and out.
In my head, I know my self-esteem/body-confidence shouldn’t lie in what other people think, but the truth is it does. Don’t get me wrong, I can dance terribly in a club and not give a flying fuck what anyone else thinks as long as I’m having fun. But being in a club where all your friends are flirting and copping off with other people and you’re not (even if I don’t actually want to) can be a bit shitty. As in, “god, no one is even trying it on?!”
And then Saturday night changed all that. I actually had guys coming up to me, offering to buy me drinks, asking me to dance, asking me for my number etc…it was a pretty good feeling truth be told.
I feel beautiful.
Moving out tomorrow. Such a bittersweet time. Going to miss my flatmates and the space I was able to call my own. I’m moving in with a great friend though. Two cats. An actual living room. Packed up my letters, cards and my little friend Astro (thanks Zu and Tracy) and ready for a new adventure.
Miss you all. Lots of love.
Tomorrow marks the start of Mental Health Awareness week 2013 in the UK.
1 in 4 of the general UK population experiences a mental health problem each year. The LGBTQI community is particularly prone to issues with mental health and as such I think it’s all the more important to talk about in this space.
The Mental Health Foundation is running their annual campaign and it’s a great time to remind each other of the importance of looking after our mental health and general well-being.
Follow this link for more information of this year’s campaign:http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/
Follow this link for information on getting help if you’re struggling with mental health issues: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/getting-help/?view=Standard
As always, our Advice Centre has links to info on dealing with depression and getting help if you’re feeling suicidal.
Inshallah this finds you all in the best of health,