How to give up without being a failure

This past week, I had to accept a failure and admit it to someone. I’ve not felt this vulnerable for ages – and that risk changed me so much.

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Your Normal Is My Scary: 6 – A Hen Do

This year I’m doing something that challenges my anxiety every single month. For June, I went to a hen do with several people I don’t know! And…I had fun?

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Your Normal Is My Scary: 5 – Yoga Class

This year, I’m challenging myself to one thing a month that terrifies me. And this month is a doozy – I went to a yoga class, and good grief, was I anxious.

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Your Normal Is My Scary: 4 – A Walk

This month, in my series where I challenge myself to do ‘normal’ things that are scary to me, I go for a walk. Not just any walk: a walk without headphones.

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Your Normal Is My Scary: 2 – Bra Fitting

I’ve always had a difficult relationship with clothing. It’s partly, perhaps even primarily, tied to my anxiety over money. But it’s also the fact that, well, our world isn’t the best to women who aren’t the “standard” size or shape. Which in the UK is about 3 sizes and nothing either side. Are you an […]

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Your Normal Is My Scary: 1 – An Eye Test

Photo by Wellington Rodrigues.

It’s 9.32am, and I am walking out of the house. It’s cold, but not quite enough to need gloves. I’m a little bit jumpy, because I’m about to go and do something intimidating. Is it a job interview? An exam? No, it’s much more mundane. It’s an eye test. The walk down is okay. I’ve […]

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