You’ve found The Bear and Me and you probably want a bit more goss right? Well, you’ve come to the right page. My name is Ashleigh and I run The Bear and Me. I am in my 20’s, recently engaged, about to start uni and I also work full time as an Early Childhood Educator. I am getting married in 2019 to my wonderful fiancé, Luke and we can not wait to start a family together. Mummy blogger, here I come!
I started this blog in 2016 as a way to deal with what was going on in my head. 2007 was the first year I realised I had anxiety. It was when I got in trouble at school (which never happened to me) and I had a panic attack. Picture this, a 12 year old breathing into a paper bag… that was me. I didn’t have many major issues with anxiety after that until after I left high school. Towards the end of 2015 my anxiety started to appear again but I didn’t realise it until 2016 when I was having panic attacks regularly. It got to the point where I was almost having weekly panic attacks, if not more often, that I realised I needed help. In hindsight, I should’ve done something about it before the panic attacks got so bad but I didn’t even realise it was so bad until one day I didn’t want to leave the house. That was when I forced myself to get help. I’ve documented my struggles with anxiety here on The Bear and Me, all you have to do is type ‘Anxiety’ into the search bar and you will find a bunch of blog posts where I talk about my mental health. I was in a very dark place for quite a while and it seriously affected both my physical and mental health but now I am much healthier and happier, sharing my life with you all.
2017 was one of the best years of my life. I started an amazing new job, my partner Luke and I bought a house and then a month after that we got engaged. We have a crazy couple of years coming up and we can’t wait to share them with you! As I am working full time and studying, along with planning a wedding and having a social life, I aim to at minimum, upload a blog post once a month. I used to blog once a week, and for a while there even twice a week, but I decided at the end of last year that quality over quantity was more important to me and that is why I cut down the amount I post. This blog always has been and always will be an insight into my life. It will be real, it will be honest and probably sometimes blunt, but it will always be full of love and I’m so excited to continue sharing my life through this blog.
I consider myself a lifestyle blogger. I don’t blog about one particular thing, it’s generally just what’s going on in my life (or my head) and sometimes I’ll chuck in a recipe or review every now and then. Hope you enjoy what I write, if you’d like to see more, check out my socials below and chuck us a like or follow!
Lots of Love,