I don't think university was the fundamental cause, but I do believe it acted as the trigger which made these feelings explode beyond my control.
She created a protective membrane for me when I wondered why I didn’t have a boyfriend, why I felt invisible and why, despite close friends and supportive family, I didn’t "fit"
What to do when your year abroad isn't the time of your life
"As we return to University for the Lent term, many will presume that the answer to the inevitable question ‘So how was your Christmas?’ is a given"
It’s Christmas Eve, and I am currently sat on a train on my way home.
"Yet, no matter how much you try to smile and play along, all of the festivities around you just make you feel much worse about yourself"
It's the fear that says: "why bother reaching out? No one cares about you".
Tips on embracing your own company.
Controlling my social media use made me feel more connected.