Hurt by laughter

I don’t remember many things from when I was little but one of them sticks out: one evening, I must’ve been around 11-12, I decided to write a letter to the guy I had a crush on. I’m not sure why but either mum or her boyfriend at the time realised it wasn’t my usual…

My forte and foible

“I told you they’d look!” “Let them!” “But… they will… SEE!” it whispers.  “See what?” “See us!” it starts to sound like Gollum in Lord of the Rings. “And?” “And then they’ll be cruel and think we’re ridiculous and they’ll hurt us!” (Yes, definitely Gollum. Where did this come from?)  “They can’t hurt us, Gollum.”…

Dare to be gentle

Last night I didn’t know what to tell you in this post. I didn’t do any of the major things I had planned against the fear of “Being Seen”. Then I was chatting to a friend about how she struggles with wanting to be perfect and I told her how she should lovingly embrace that…

To my clique

With today’s challenge I’m fulfilling the Being Seen objective not in one but two different ways at the same time (talk about over-achieving). I’m not only sharing my deepest thoughts but am also doing so in a (gasp!) video.  I’ve been dreading photos for a very long time and videos force me to face not just how…

Achievements and aspirations 

Since I started to focus on overcoming my sometimes crippling fears around the middle of February, I have been able to celebrate some wins. Step by step, week by week I am facing something I shied away from before. Gently, lovingly, sometimes shakily but I show up. Here’s what’s happened: Week 1: ✓ Kept a gratitude journal…