getting out

There will be days were just existing is your best coping mechanism and I have had a few of those in the past few months, for multiple reasons so I decided that the best way to get myself out of this lull was by giving myself fixed targets. In the past I suffered occasionally from agoraphobia so forcing myself to step a foot outside my house for my own well being was the only way and believe me its hard and I’m never one for letting myself down. I gave myself a reason for leaving the house, simple things like an hour at gym, visiting a friend or heading out to buy myself a bunch of flowers. It has progressively made me realised I now much prefer being out of my house then in it. Being among people has helped me deal with a few of my stresses the last few months.

I love taking the time out of my schedule to sit somewhere and watch the world go by, I love my journey to the gym, I enjoy sitting in a chilled cafe, drawing people and listening to their stories. Its simple things like that can give you a little boost when you’re having a down moment of just copying and existing taking yourself out of your stress and living in the moment I find has really helped me make sense of my place recently.



  1. January 11, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I like how you've set yourself targets in order to overcome the agoraphobia, that's definitely not something I would ever manage to do so major props to you. The photos in this post are lovely as well!

    Raise The Waves

  2. January 11, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    It can really get to you staying inside all the time sometimes, it's good to get out, even if it's just for an hour. Sitting in a cafe whilst drawing sounds perfect.

  3. January 11, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Keep going lovely, I sometimes find it an achievement just to get dressed for the day. We can do this!!
    Cafes are always my go to place for tea and cake, especially when i'm feeling down.

    Jodie, A Textile Perspective x

  4. January 12, 2016 / 1:56 am

    <3 you're such an inspiration, Ella. I am in awe of your strength.

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