How to *Really* Work From Home... | rosie abigail

How to *Really* Work From Home… | rosie abigail

Phewwww, it’s nearly been a whole year of living through a pandemic, and that means it’s been nearly a whole year of working from home for a lot of us. And you know what? I feel a little bit cheated by the internet. I thought working from home would involve a lot of lovely looking…

Antidepressants and Me - Sertraline

Antidepressants and Me | rosie abigail

Salbutamol and Seretide for asthma, antihistamines and adrenaline for allergies, Codeine and Prednisolone for flare ups, and Sertraline for my brain. More specifically, Sertraline for chronic anxiety and clinical depression. Those are the medications that rattle around in my bag and go with me wherever I go. I’m kind of a package deal - “The…

How to Get Yourself Feeling Creative! | rosie abigail

Anyone else feeling like they are stuck in a creative rut at the moment? Oh, you mean the whole of the world feels the same thanks to a global pandemic? Yeah, I thought so. Being creative is a pretty large part of my life; I run this blog, a theatre company, work on my bullet…

Tips to Get You Through Self-Isolation | Working From Home

I’m sure I’m not the only person on this planet we call home who is feeling lost right now. We are living in unprecedented times, and that comes with a lot of anxiety and life-adjustments. My biggest adjustment so far has been having to self-isolate. However, I think I'm pretty skilled on the self-isolation front.…

What I Learnt in 2019 | rosie abigail

Like every year, humans congregate to celebrate the Earth going around one full orbit successfully, and 2019 was no different. Good job Earth, have a round of applause (clapclapclap)! I have never been one to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the full sense of the event; I’ve tried nights out and house parties, but have…

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome | rosie abigail

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome | rosie abigail

"Imposter Syndrome". I’ve been seeing this phrase pop up all over my social media the past few weeks - “anyone got tips to help deal with imposter syndrome? xo”, “it’s an imposter syndrome kind of day”, “reaaaally feeling out of place at this conference #impostersyndrome”. Every time I see a Tweet or post like that,…

Real Self-Care for Students | rosie abigail

In the land of undergraduate (and postgraduate study), a cold chill has fallen across the kingdom. Assignment titles have been released, all are behind on the reading lists, and even the strongest of students have succumbed to the flu. Stress levels are peaking, and people are forgetting what normal sleeping hours are. Two years on…

How to Get That ‘Work-Life Balance’ | rosie abigail

It’s fair to say that I am a busy bee. I work full time in Higher Education, run an arts and theatre company on the side, blog throughout the week, am completing a part-time Masters, and trying to maintain strong health and fitness, personal relationships, and not burn out (goodness, even reading that makes my…

Starting University? My Study Kit! | rosie abigail

By the time this blog post has gone up, A-Level Results day would have been and gone, and hundreds of thousands of people will be beginning their ‘oh my gosh, I’m going to university!’ panic. I remember that nervousness-meets-excitement very well, even though I experienced it five years ago, and graduated two years ago! (Oh,…

“If you can’t love yourself, how are you going to love anyone else?” | rosie abigail

Every time I hear that sentence, I can feel my blood start to boil. You want to know why? Because I disagree entirely.  If you know me, you’ll know I’ve struggled with my mental health and image of self-worth for a while. I’ve been diagnosed with chronic anxiety and clinical depression, and like the majority…