Hello! Welcome to my cosy corner of internet!

I’m Christie, a 22-year-old armchair philosopher, fundraiser and music graduate from Scotland. I initially started this blog back in 2012 as a creative outlet for my depression and to make good use of my tendency to overthink, but as I’ve grown, recovered, relapsed, recovered and learned over the years, my perspective on life has evolved. So while the content of this blog will remain much the same as I pick it up four years later – I still love a good book review, recipe or mindful life reflection – I hope I can do so with a bit more nuance and overall kick-ass-ery! I may be sensitive but I am fierce now, friends.

I love roller derby, reading, crafting, baking, watching too much Netflix, singing, playing guitar, travelling, writing and being a general fixture in any available cosy bookshop or café, and I try my best to indulge in all of these activities when I’m not working.

Basically I’m just one young woman trying to make sense of this frantic world and I hope you’ll join me in my journey.


Taking the phrase “take time to smell the flowers” literally




11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey, just want to say I really hope you get though this. You’re lovely on twitter, and you’ve had the guts to say you’re suffering, so I know you’ll get through. Hang in there!

  2. Hey – I just wanted to say hello – I am a bit older than you, but also have my Bachelor of Music and Master’s in Voice. I live in Austria, although I’m American, and unlike you, I chose performance…however I have also struggled with depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, and three years ago an assault – through the aftereffects of all of these things, I am questioning my future (in music and in general) every day as I feel so emotionally fragile and experience a great deal of fear and insecurity. It’s confusing and at times rather painful but I am finally facing the emotions of these things rather than pushing through them or ignoring them as I did throughout my music studies. If you would like to get in touch with me, feel free to write me. I really wish you the best.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, it’s nice to hear from someone who’s been through/is going through the same problems as me. Best of luck to you too, both in your health and in your singing.

  3. Hello Christie , i noticed you were in recovery. I am as well and i wanted to tell you about a website that saved my life. Its called http://www.recoverysocialnet.com Its a social network for people in recovery like us. They even have online support groups, which actually really help me. Just so you know i don’t work for the website and i am not trying to spam you, the website just really helped me and i feel like other people could benefit from it to. There Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/recoverysn The online support groups are listed on fb, along with the days and times. I wish you the best of luck Christie, Stay Strong!!!! 🙂

  4. Hi, I saw your post about Citalopram and the withdrawal symptoms and just wanted to ask you more about your experience taking it, how it helped and just things like that really. I feel so stuck right now, I don’t know whether it’s something I should be considering or not.

    1. For me, it’s been really helpful, but different people react differently to different medications, so it’s not something you can just assume will work – I was just lucky in that the doctor got it right first time and I didn’t need to switch to something else (although I did almost go on fluoxetine instead at the start), as so many people do. I know a lot of people say that when you’re on anti-depressants, you just feel kind of numb and can’t feel any emotion – positive or negative – but I’m definitely able to experience happiness when I’m taking it. I ended up going back on it again last week as the withdrawal made me feel much worse than I ever felt before taking it.


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