20 years old trying to navigate the world, day to day, minute to minute.
Obsessively, Compulsively Demystifying.
I have had an obsessive, compulsive brain for a while now. Getting lightly teased at Secondary school on account of my 'quirky' neatness (unfortunately this compulsion only pops up when I am extremely stressed and I rather fall more into the hoarder category when it comes to mess). People would harmlessly move parts of my nicely organised desk, a pencil, pen, ruler, rubber - any piece of stationary would do. This was when I was alerted to my particular type of disordered behaviour, when really its roots were darker and deeper and far more cemented than I realised.
What Is a Trigger?
"TRIGGERED!!!" A statement frequently seen - misused - on the internet. This usually can be found in the comment section in relation to some celebrity gossip or TV drama, or to poke fun at people who are easily triggered. The origin of this word, however, seems to have lost meaning. The people misappropriating appear to also misunderstand the true reality of the concept and how it works.
How Do You Stay Sane Once You Enter Your 20s?
Your 20s – A time in which you are meant to relish in the richness of life whilst experiencing a generous amount of struggle but in a "cool, calm and collected way." A time that sees you make the biggest decisions of your life: Degrees, Career, Relationships. All of which you are reminded of (it seems) once you have your 20th birthday (and each day or week if you're lucky from thereafter). Each decision you make could be the one that carries you through your life. You likely move out. Make new, more true and profound friendships. You have to size up the world now that you are no longer deemed a teenager. You are stronger, you are in your prime, it's time to live free!
The Sisterhood Complex
I will never deny how beautiful female friendship is, a sisterhood with whom you can share your world, a group of girls who understand you and guide you both wisely and recklessly through your lives together. Female friendship is extremely important in shaping us women. The Sisterhood complex, however, is something different. See my definition: