It’s been a while since I last posted. I've have deadlines for the end of my first year and haven’t had much time to write, although the last few months have been quite eventful. So, it turns out I’ve got ADD (Attention Deficient Disorder). I actually suspected I had it years ago but never got … Continue reading ADD Hamza
It's something that's always perplexed me about the world. Men can't show sad emotions. It's like they're not allowed. They're meant to be strong and unfazed in hardship. It's something they instil in you when you're young. Girls can cry but when a boy does he's weak. They'll laugh and mock you. Everyone reacts bad … Continue reading Why can’t I show empathy or sadness?
A PhD can be one of the most rewarding career paths for talented young individuals, but there are a lot of factors to consider when making your decision. Here is a list of 10 things I wish I had known or given more thought to when deciding to do a PhD: You'll be poor Whilst … Continue reading 10 things I wish I’d known before deciding to do a PhD
TRIGGER WARNING In the third year of uni I broke up with my girlfriend. It wasn’t your typical breakup, more a gradual separation. There were a multitude of reasons for why I did it but I regretted it almost immediately. We were more than best friends and then we were nothing. I became a bit … Continue reading My downwards spiral of codeine addiction and self-harm
"You clearly show signs of social anxiety". That's what the doctor told my during my first assessment. I sat there thinking WTF and raced through my memories to check is she was right. In the past I'd always just avoided social situations because I knew I was quite socially awkward and "couldn't be asked" for … Continue reading “You clearly show signs of social anxiety”