Reading has always been the constant in my life that allows me to explore privately the worlds and minds of others. Whether that is fiction, non-fiction, poetry or illustrative comics; it’s something other than my thoughts. It’s an escape…and it is an endless stream of discovery, page after page. What speaks to me the most, […]
It’s been a minute, huh? I took a break for a long time with writing/blogging on the ‘kimmykeepreal’ platform about mental health. Now, I hope it can provide a place of support, comfort and an open door into my tiny world. Not just in my personal stories, but through the work I do in the […]
Every job comes with its trials and tribulations, but when you work in retail- you don’t really have the option to take time off during the busiest time of the year, or the option to not smile and have a bad day. So when your mental health is suffering, what options do you have?
Recently, I was a guest at Leeds Drawing Club for their last ‘Creative Social’ of 2018 as a speaker discussing all things Keep Real. It was absolutely wonderful to get involved with the folk who attended, and share my story on why Keep Real exists, and what we are currently doing to support more people […]
Do I write about what’s going on in my head? Do I write what I think people need to hear? Do I write down what’s going on? How I feel? Here’s what you and I need to read. Period. There’s nothing that goes against my grain, than too many positive quotes coming my way. The […]
Folks, this is a biggie. We’ve heard of the ‘quarter-life crisis’, especially from articles in circulation that states “Research finds that more than half of millennials are going through a quarter life crisis” (See article here)- but actually feeling like this is happening, is a much larger problem in our society. I’m sharing my story. […]
Doubting yourself is part of growth. It depends on what situation I am in, but recently when it has been intimate/ small meetings I tend to seriously doubt why I should even be there. Why lil ol’ me? My body language shifts, I try cover up the adrenalin/ nerves/excitement as my body blushes and I’m […]
So many of you lovely lot know I run Keep Real® and with that comes a fair few things. Such as responsibility, creativity, management and hmmm I’m gonna say…self care. Yes! I said self care!! Whoa…Did I really just say that? I did. A lot of folk won’t state that or *gasp* even mention it as something […]