Sunday Snippet : Mentally Beautiful

Today's Sunday Snippet features Cathy from Mentally Beautiful. I love reading Cat's story. She has overcome so much to be where she is today and it is really inspiring. Cathys blog features beauty and lifestyle posts as well as some mental health pieces which are always honest and personal. See Cathy's interview below. 

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi pretty people, my name is Cathy, with a C, not a K! I’m a final year Sociology student in Dublin City Uni, and hoping to get into the area of mental health. I live in Dublin with my puppy Tita.

2.  How did you get into blogging and why?

I went into psych hospital after a breakdown in the beginning of final year of college and felt really isolated when I had to move home to my parents when I came out. The blog started as a platform to reach out to the world and talk about my experiences with mental health which I’d never done before. Then it became my little projectJ

3. What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?

Hmm, at the moment nothing apart from study! But I love to read books, I like walking, now that the weather is nicer I love being outside again. I love spending time with my puppy and of course I love blogging!  I’m also trying to learn how to cook from scratch, and oddly I love housework!

4. Are you a full time blogger? How did you get into blogging and why? 

No sadly not, I’d love to do it full time. At the moment I’m just working towards getting a proper schedule  going for the blog.

5. How do you keep coming up with content for your blog?

Hmm, the beauty and lifestyle items are easy enough to come up with, I just try and blog about what comes into my mind. I have a notebook as well where I write down ideas as they come to me. The mental health pieces are harder as they’re generally very personal and I can’t just produce them on demand. They’re usually much more draining to write also.

6. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?

Oooh, this is a hard one! It changes and I’m constantly finding new bloggers.

7. Name the top blogs you read?

What She Does Now, Ellengaze, Polkadots, My Pale Skin, There is loads more  I enjoy but I can’t remember off the top of my head!

8.What makes you read the above blogs?

I usually read blogs from people that I know personally or whom are Irish or there is an element of the blog I can relate to, like having pale skinJ

9. Tell us something we don't know about you?

I never watch the news on television as I find it too depressing!

10. Link us to all of your social media platforms.

It was so good getting to know Cathy a little better. I hope you all go on and check out her pages. 

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