Book Blogging Firsts Tag

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Dear reader,

Before starting this blog post, I would like to shout that MY AUTUMN THEME IS OFFICIALLY BACK AND I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. Okay, now we can go back to normal.

A few weeks ago, the sweet Lauren @ Twenty Seven LettersΒ tagged me to do the Book Blogging Firsts tag (a big thank you to her, and please check out her blog, she’s really amazing!). It’s to be noted that this blog isn’t my first one. I had my very first blog at 11 years old and it was all about Emma Watson (I spent hours on Photoshop, creating designs every time we had new pictures of her). I then had another one about Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez around the same age. And then after years of writing fan fictions and playing in Harry Potter Role Playing Games (on MSN, on Facebook, on forums etc) and all that jazz on the Internet, I came back to the blogging life at 19 years old, but joined the studyblr community on Tumblr. So The Bookworm of Notre-Dame wasn’t my first real steps into the blogging world, but I’ll talk about this one for this particular tag because, well… My Emma Watson blog is part of my secret dark past. (Just kidding, I just don’t think it’s relevant for all the questions.)

So, here we go for the Book Blogging Firsts tag!

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MHAM | What I learned from having a mental illness

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Dear reader,

I remember having to face my first panic attack when I was 11 years old. I have been diagnosed with depression at 14. A lot of other names have been added to all of this, but the whole point is that I have been suffering from a mental illness pretty much my all life. Obviously it helped me being who I am today, even though it does not define me.

I think it’s important to emphasise the fact that none of what I have been through really says anything about myself. I just learned through the years to get something out of it, to see the brightside of it all. So here is what I learned from having a mental illness.

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The “Hey! I’m alive!” post

Dear reader,

I am still alive. I know, shocking right?! I thought it might be good for me to tell you all that I haven’t disappeared yet.

Actually, as I want to become a literature teacher I have to pass what we call here in France the CAPES competition: basically you first have written exams and if you’re one of the best you go to the oral exams and then if you’re one of those best, then congrats you are a teacher.

Yeah, so…

The written exams are in a week. *panic*

I am okay but all I do is studying and it helps me dealing with my stress and anxiety. Because of it I didn’t have the time to blog. Hopefully I’ll find some time again afterwards, but no matter what I’ll be back as soon as I can.

But I wanted to come by and to check in today to actually thank you all. We are more than 400 people on this page and it’s a lot!

Thank you for trusting me and for making it all so exciting.

I love you all, and will see you all soon.

Love always,

Clara