eight things i’ve learned from being sick

A listicle for you today. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos a little over two years ago now. However looking back, the symptoms began much earlier. Being chronically unwell is an incredibly humbling experience. Everything you think you are, as measured by what you do, is taken away. Work, hobbies, community activities, a social life.¬†All that…

the irony of being a lonely loner

I was a shy kid. I moved schools a lot and I found it progressively harder to make friends, especially in primary school. So books became my friend. At my last primary school I had a special spot to sit where no one could disturb me, behind a raised garden bed in the courtyard. There…