Every year for the past 4 years me and the family have been to Cornwall for our Easter break. It’s always the same 9 people that go and it’s my favourite time of the year. I love going on summer holidays or other little breaks throughout the year but being able to spend everyday for a week with all my favourite people is just the nicest feeling. It’s so chilled and Hayle and the surrounding areas are so beautiful.
Cornwall holds such a special place in my heart as the first time I visited 4 years ago I was really suffering with Anxiety and Depression and getting away from my hometown really helped clear my head and get me back onto the right track. Each year it’s nice going back to the same place and reflecting on how far I’ve come with my mental health. Now 4 years later there is no depression in sight (and hasn’t been for a long while) and my anxiety is wrapped so tightly around my little finger that I have more good days than not. Of course there are still days where it’s not great and I can’t even bring myself to get out of bed but it doesn’t keep me there. My brain now goes into fight mode whereas a few years ago it’d go straight to flight. So I’ll always love Cornwall for that very reason, getting away and making me feel good again.