Coping

(Full disclosure; I was in a really bad place when I wrote this. This still sits in the back of my head most days, but generally I can get on with things. So don’t worry too much about me, this is just life for me right now)  Nobody teaches you how to deal with this’.  […]

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Picture Perfect

Days until EHF; 43 Ugly Crying Episodes; 2 To do list; ever growing I HAVE A POSTER DESIGN!!! HOLY SHIT I HAVE A POSTER DESIGN!!! IM ON MY OWN FUCKING POSTER ITS SO WEIRD IVE NEVER BEEN ON A POSTER BEFORE APART FRON THAT ONE TIME WITH THE POLICE and let’s not talk about that…  […]

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Widow Me This; The Reckoning

Days until Horror Fest: 56 Redraft number: 4 G&Ts downed: 0 (so far…) Breakdowns: 2 The Edinburgh Fringe 2017. 3 weeks of people, performances, and perfect storms of madness. It was crazy. It was amazing. It opened my eyes to a lot of home truths about me and about Widow Me This.  My wonderful friend […]

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Stressed Out

Hi, my name is Isla and I have anxiety.  I feel a lot of people mistake anxiety for worry. There is an element of worry to it, but there’s a lot more to it than that.  It’s lying awake at night obsessing over something you said or didn’t say in a conversation you had 5 […]

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The Worry Warrior

I am a warrior. But also a worrier. Which means I’ll tell “FIGHT ME BITCHES” while holding back tears.  It also means that no matter what I’m going through, I’ll still be making sure that everyone else is ok. I was always the person people would go to for tea, a friendly ear, or when […]

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No happy endingsĀ 

When I was a young girl, I thought that I’d grow up, meet my Prince Charming and live happily ever after.I grew up on a diet of Disney and fairytales where the ladies were pretty and virtuous, and the men were brave and strapping. But then, I also grew up in Aberdeenshire. Virtue was a […]

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