Birthdays tend to kick up dirt, don’t they? At least they do for me. I end up tripping over anxieties I thought I had successfully buried in the previous 364 days of the year, but that one day has the power to undo all my hard work.
I’m writing this on a Monday at 11.58am because this seems as good a time as any to request questions from you about your mental health, relationships, or just being a human in this trashy world. Plus, many people for various reasons hate Mondays, so why not take this opportunity to rant, to vent, to cry out “Why universe why?!” in the form of an email, to me, so that I can attempt to answer it in a coherent and hopefully helpful way?
Wooh this week we’re celebrating the wonderful art of making friends in a new country!
Be warned: This is not as easy as it sounds! Abi AK recounts getting out of a weird stalker situation, Maame B leans hard on translating social media connections into real-life friendships, and there’s some Love Island chatter because you know we like to stay current!
Image credit: friends by Lluisa Iborra from the Noun Project
One of the best and worst things about moving away from a place you’ve lived for most of your life, is perspective. You get to see the bigger picture; how you fit in here and what you did there and with whom etc. And you get a birds eye view of all the relationships you held dear in that place that you considered home.