Bleeding into Adulthood

Apr 15th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

My cousin and I were born a little under eight months apart. Growing up, our families were very close, and we grew to be, too. We spent weekends and holidays together, wrote each other little notes that were passed along through our grandmother during the week, talked endlessly about what our lives would look like when we grew up. All big events were celebrated with...

Wasn’t for Nothing: The Reasons to Stay Alive Review

Feb 4th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

It was 2am when I finished Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.  Normally finishing a book this late is a good thing. It gives my subconscious the responsibility of organising my thoughts. Deciding what I liked. What I didn’t. My subconscious has the job of dealing with the emotions that came with reading and accepting the things I know won’t leave me. Reasons to Stay Alive, however,...

Thirty Days and Counting

Sep 10th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

Today marks my thirty days off medication. Having been on it for the better part of two years, you can probably imagine how difficult (or terrifying, if I’m being completely honest) it was to stop relying on something to help me get through the day. It was suddenly up to me, on my own, to find a way to keep my moods high and my...