Hello! I’m Steven 🖐
I’m a Englishman by birth but I’ve spent the majority of my life growing up and living in Scotland (so I’m more Scottish than English nowadays!).
In 2017, I decided to take a leap of faith and travel around the world with my bubs. We planned to travel for as long as we could, without sticking to a strict plan. It was a huge decision for me, since I’m always overthinking every situation and I’m an INFJ through and through. Despite my anxiety disorder and my introverted personality, we made the jump anyway! Yolo.
It was a big ‘decision making’ year and I started my own side business creating Squarespace websites too.
Now, a bit about “the anxiety”:
A few years back, I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
It basically means that I’m an over-thinker, worrier and ‘worst-case assumer’ all wrapped in a neat little paranoia package.
I’ve always seen myself as having “High Functioning” anxiety because I can pass as a normal everyday person 😂 Apart from being more introverted (I’m an INFJ through and through), people usually assume I’m a chill, laid-back confident guy but there’s much more happening behind the scenes haha!
I had my first anxiety attack a few years ago and knew I had to do something about the constant overthinking and the heart palpitations I had. I went to the docs and they recommended counselling (after trying to get me on anti-depressants straight off the bat). I finished my sessions and started to read more about Anxiety and Mental Heath in general.
It wasn’t long before I noticed a huge disconnect with what people thought about anxiety/mental health and the actual reality of it. I couldn’t find info that I could relate to. It was all science and a bit “woo-woo”; telling me to breathe through my feet and to feel the earth’s energy in my face. It works for some people but I couldn’t really get into it. I wanted to create somewhere where I can share my own “straightforward” advice for people who have anxiety, as well as documenting my life with it. Maybe it’ll help a few people in the process.
My blog was originally a place to post about all of my travels so that my Facebook friends wouldn’t get annoyed at the constant #travel photos (classic anxiety paranoia…). It quickly changed into a blog focused around mental health too, once I decided to turn something “taboo” into something I can be open and honest about.
I’m an oversharer but I love making connections with people.
Feel free to stick around, read my travel stories, stalk my social media or send me a message.