My name is Rebecca Thomas, but most of you will know me as Becca.
When I first started my ‘blogging’ journey, it was in my bedroom at my Mum and Dad’s house and I posted about mental health, lifestyle, books, games and all that geeky stuff – basically, whatever interested me at the time. I was still in school; I was in the safe haven that was my family home. However, as I have got older, life has changed just a smidge.
In 2018, I married my husband Daniel Thomas. Dan (better known online as PeeWeeToms) passed away on 28th September 2018. He documented his battle with cancer, with the aim of supporting people and encouraging everyone to live their best lives. Dan taught me what it truly meant to live and not take life too seriously.
Before I met him, I’d accepted the fact that I would be in a 9-5 job, maybe go on a few adventures here and there and just conform to what society expected of me. But, since Dan, I intend to make the most out of the life I have been given.
For a while, I felt like I could only write about grief as a young person – I’m in my twenties, so it is expected that people have been curious about this. Although this has helped me a lot, I realised I’d come away from that girl in her Mum and Dad’s house writing about things that she was truly passionate about. So, unintentionally, I was falling back into the pattern Dan told me to avoid; pleasing everyone but myself.
My life since Dan has been so much more than just the traditional, negative sides of grief. Yes, it has been a lot of ups and downs – I will never pretend it has been easy. I will also continue to write about my mental health journey, now and always. But instead of living in a depressed haze of sadness, I have instead tried to live each day to the fullest and I would love for you guys to read about some of my interests, ideas and passions, both new and old.
That being said, hello! I am Becca, and I love to read, write, game, learn and get into long conversations about everything and nothing. I’ve been through a lot in my short time on this earth, and I hope to experience a ‘chuffing lot more too. I am ready to live my best life, and I hope you’ll come on this long and confusing journey with me – let’s tackle it together.
Oh, and remember: Smile, I dare you.