Real Talk

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I wasn’t quiiiiiiiiite sure whether to hit publish on this post.  Becoz y’know, it doesn’t fit in with my blog schedule (lol) but here I am posting it anyway. Reasons being mainly because 1. blogging ain’t just about the vunderbar, shiny, happy tings in life and 2. because actually, we all have our weaknesses and I think it is healthy to chat about it.

Over the past few weeks, my mind has been moving at around 190283 miles per hour. Not in a bad way, I guess ma brain has been on fire with ideas, things I want to accomplish, new potential paths and tbh it all bubbled over and my brain was just like ok gal calm da F down.

There I was sitting in a new cute ‘lil French cafe with two macrons and a cappuccino, scribbling into my bullet journal all the things I would like to explore. The main ones being the possibility of yoga teacher training / getting my toosh back into telly presenting and a whole bunch of ideas for this corner of the internet.

The perf way to spend a lunch break (also V smug a cafe with cute pastries and marble tables has opened opposite my work lol) but the thing is with anxiety, it creeps up on ya. After snapping the above Instagram shot and skipping out the cafe back to work, my heart started racing and what was a lovely chilled lunch break just turned.

Feeling like this during work is n a s t y, but these things happen. I am terrible at bottling things up and every now and then just exploding in a flurry of anxiety, but after taking a moment to breathe deeply, sip water, scroll through snaps of the Obamas and calm myself down I am starting to feel better.

I guess I just wanted to say that even though things may be going swimmingly, there will always be those moments that pop up out of nowhere. And that is totally normal. Apologies if this post doesn’t make complete sense, I just fancied a chat.

I am now off to meet ma boyf, Granny, uncle ‘n’ aunty to watch a dress rehearsal for the Royal Ballet after a large glass of vino. Men in tights will 100% make me feel better. >:)

Ix

 

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  • Proud of you girl <3 xxxx

    • Oh my love thank you, it’s lovely people like you who get me through these moments! xxx

  • Enjoy the ballet! I love this style of chatty post, it’s nice to know that you’re not alone with these kinds of things! Xx

    • Uh Frances that ballet was SO incredible, if you have the opportunity to go along to one, definitely do it! I did like just pouring my mind out onto the keyboard and hitting publish, it is nice to not plan sometimes and just have a chat as and when I fancy it! Never alone, it is so important to know that <3 Immy x

      • I’ve never thought to go to the ballet! Just not something on my mental radar I suppose haha xx

  • Enjoy the ballet and wine! If you ever fancy a chat and happen to be in Exeter, you know where I am ;) completely know what you mean, I’ve been having lots of these moments this week – don’t know if there’s something in the air/water but suddenly everyone seems to be having a really hard time at the moment? Crazy :( lots of love and hope you feel back on form soon! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Oh ma ghaaad the ballet was so so beautiful, after that day it was so needed as well! Absolutely.. Cake, tea and chats always help so much! I know :( It is weird isn’t it? I think it is perhaps to do with too much pressure in the new year, too many ideas and ways we want the next 365 to go! I hope you are feeling much better soon too my chick. Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Oh lady I love this post – I’m all for showing that us bloggers have real life and real problems outside of the rose tinted glasses! So proud of you for posting this girl!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Oooh thank you much much Hayley for your support on this <3 I think it is super important too, we all have our demons! I am going to try and write like this a little more often. Immy x

  • I have terrible anxiety too so it’s always so nice to hear I’m not alone! x

    • You are never alone my love, it can be so easy to believe that you are as social media etcetc can be V deceiving! I am always here if you would like to chat about anything at all :) Immy x

  • Vina Quero

    I just began reading your blog and I’ll like to wish you good luck with overcoming your anxiety! May you have lots of happiness and peace ♡

    • Ah that is SO lovely of you Vina <3 your support means so much to me. Immy x

  • There is nothing wrong with sharing that side of you. Interesting post!
    http://www.comfycozyup.com

    • Thank you so much for your support Peta :) It really does mean so much, I think it is super important to share that side, it is reality and healthy to chat about it! Thank you for stopping by lovely lady. Immy x

  • Smiles and hugs to you hun. Also the ballet rehearsal sounds amazing!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Oooh thank you Hanh you babe. Feeling much better now :) It was SO increds, definitely going to try and see a few more! I think I weeped 4 times?! Immy x

  • I’m so glad you shared this and hope you can overcome your anxiety.
    i know for a friend of mine yoga and meditation really helped :)

    http://xoxosonja.com

    • Ah Sonja thank you so much, having support from you really means so much. Ah yes, it is funny actually – I am planning on doing yoga teacher training! The focus on your breathing and strengthening your body is so good for you. Thank you for stopping by my love :) Immy x

  • I do the same, keep things bottled up and then explode with frustration. I know it’s a bad habit and it’s something I want to work on but I often don’t recognise it until it’s too late. Hope things have calmed down for you a bit! x

    • Yes :( It is a bad habit to have, I have been like this my whole life! It is funny isn’t it, I don’t even realise I’m doing it sometimes then it just comes out of nowhere! Thank you Amy, feeling much better now I have talked it out and got my thoughts in check! Hopefully we can tackle this bottling up habit soon! Immy x

  • I do this so often. I get excited, come up with hundreds of ideas, get very anxious and frustrated and lose my sleep, haha :D But once I calm myself down I feel better with all the ideas I generated :D I hope you can overcome your anxiety :)

    Lii
    https://byliil.wordpress.com/

    • Yessss, it is so interesting to hear everyone else’s thoughts on this. I think so many of us do the same, our brains work over time then just bubble over slightly! That’s it, I think the thing that helped me was sitting down and talking through everything I was thinking – writing it all out too. Feeling calmer now! Thank you for stopping by lovely lady :) Immy x

      • Yes, that definitely helps me as well :) x

  • Emma Corrie-Hill

    this is such a great blog post!!

    http://www.londonstylegirl.com

    • Thank you so much Emma :) Immy x

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Great post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    • Thank you lovely lady, so appreciated :) Immy x

  • Ellie Adams

    Girl it’s so important to talk about things like this. Especially because you are SUCH a happy, smiley, positive person… you’d be the first person that people would think could never suffer from anxiety, but it’s totally Ok not to always be OK. And it’s such an amazing thing to share it too, loved this!!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Thank you SO much for your support lassy. I definitely see what you mean, people kinda find it hard to believe that I have bouts of anxiety. It also makes it V obvious when I’m having an anxious day as I am usually the total opposite! It is so, so nice to just chat freely on the blog, really glad I actually published it! Thank you for stopping my my love :) Immy x

  • Well done for talking so honestly on your blog! I feel like it’s a really freeing thing to do and is so important in a world where a lot of what is online is heavily curated. I’ve also absolutely fallen in love with the way that you write!

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

    • Oooh Beth thank you so much :) It totally is, the irony being that moments before I was posting a sassy lil Instagram of macarons and coffee. It is SO important to give a little taste of the reality and normal life on the online world – that is what really brings us together. That is so lovely of you to say, comments like this mean really do mean so much. Immy x