• Am I unloveable?

    Before I start, the answer to myself and to you is no. Continue… I had a chat with my therapist recently and this question came up because it’s something I have truly believed for a long time. Not only am I unloveable, am I unlikeable? Am I annoying? Am I just quite simply the worst human ever?! Everything negative you could think of, I have asked myself the question. After a year or so of dating and the highs and lows of that, that specific question pops into my mind on a regular basis. WHY, doesn’t he like me?! WHY, did he just fuck off and never speak to me…

  • Struggling During a Pandemic

    Now that’s a title I don’t think you’d ever expect to write in your life. A fucking PANDEMIC?! It’s been months and months and it still seems unreal. At the start of it all my mental health really wasn’t too bad, really I was in the best place I’d been for a long time. I wasn’t too deep in my health anxiety, my body confidence was high and I was happy. I haven’t been too scared by COVID this entire time, which is surprising considering my anxiety is surrounded by health. I just felt like it gives you more of a reason to try and live your life to the…

  • Dating Do’s and Don’ts

    I have terrible taste. That is not the way you want to start a post is it? But I am not here to lie to you, from my history of dating and the stories which have come from the dating I have concluded that my taste is quite frankly, a disgrace. I’m being harsh, it’s not THAT bad and if I’ve ever dated you and you’re reading this, hello, welcome and make yourself at home. Now I’m no dating expert, quite the opposite, I’d say that I am quite the novice so should you listen to me? Probably not, I have failed in getting anywhere in the dating world so…

  • Am I confident in my body now?

    Before I begin I will be discussing eating disorders, anorexia and other mental illnesses (trigger warning) I have been deep in my eating disorder recovery now for quite a few years, discharged from the clinic around 2 years ago. My eating disorder journey started at an age which I don’t really remember but hit it’s peak at age 19/20. Here I am as a 25 year old woman and I have gained so much in my life ever since then. I’ve spoken openly about my mental health for years but I feel I have always been somewhat more protective over my eating disorder. I’m not entirely sure why I was…

  • Who is your soul mate?

    Good evening to you all… Well, firstly welcome to my new platform! We’ve moved over, we’ve taken the plunge, we are getting serious here aren’t we. Anyway… In my life I have thought I’ve met my ‘soul mate’ a couple of times, was it my first ever boyfriend who I loved from the age of 14? It wasn’t. Or was it my recent ex boyfriend who I thought I’d spend forever with? It wasn’t. I don’t actually believe your soul mate is necessarily someone you are in love with, despite the idea that this is the case. My soul mate is my best friend. Someone I spend most of my…

  • Look who’s back…again

    Hello you, it’s been a while. It’s been too long, you’re like an old friend I keep meaning to meet up with but seem to avoid at all costs, my bad. I would love to say that my absence was for good reason, like I was travelling the world or doing amazing things with my life and ruling the universe. Fact of the matter is, I have just had a fucking funny year and haven’t felt like writing at all. Here I am again though, at a time when my mental health has taken a dip and I turn back to writing. I’ve spent the last few evenings just putting…

  • Letter to 2019 Me – BLOGMAS DAY 16

    Good day everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Christmas is so soon! Now you know we love a good letter on this blog, so let’s do a letter to future Shannon, shall we? Dear Shannon (…in the future) 2019 is a new year with fresh starts in the palm of your hands. It is the most cliché thing ever to say ‘new year, new me’ so we won’t say that. But it is a time where you can reflect and decide where you’d like to take the next 365 days.You know, we’ve got so much planned haven’t we? We’ve already got holidays planned, best friends are getting married (so now is a…

  • Christmas Tree Brownie Baking – BLOGMAS DAY 8

    Hello everyone! As you can tell from the title I took on some Christmas baking. I got a recipe from Sainsburys here after looking on my trusty Pinterest. Usually I’m a decent baker, the same applies here but my opinion on the finished product may be slightly different…  Ingredients 150g cook’s Belgian dark chocolate (76% cocoa solids), roughly chopped 150g unsalted butter 3 large eggs 125g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract zest and juice of 1 clementine (I USED A SATSUMA, CAUSE THEY’RE JUST THE FUCKING SAME TO BE HONEST) 3 tbsp port (I USED RED WINE AS AN ALTERNATIVE)  ¼ tsp ground cinnamon a good pinch of ground cloves…

  • Do Movies Shape You As Humans?

    Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great hump day. As I just went to shave my eyebrows because I am a girl who doesn’t want to go through PAIN – I thought “why the fuck do I do this?” I then remembered the first time I ever saw a girl do this and it was from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging when Georgia shaves half her eyebrow off. Now every time I go to shave the loose hairs from my eyebrows I think of that moment. It took be back to being 13/14 and seeing that movie at least 4 times at the cinema and then countless times…

  • You Bring Me Home.

    Hello everyone, it’s been a bloody long time hasn’t it? If you weren’t aware I’ve been spending a lot more time focussing on my YouTube channel and I seem to have abandoned my original outlet – this blog. If you want to watch me ramble, you can do so hereAnyway, on to todays post… Look at my new little tattoo, isn’t it so perfect?  I’ve done posts in the past about my tattoos and their meanings and this one is the one which people might be like “why the fuck have you done that” – you know what they say, don’t get anyone’s name tattooed on you. I learnt that…