George Woolfrey

Writer, optimist, tragic romantic

George once ran off a train to escape from a bad date. Deciding that her are-you-actually-serious dating stories deserved a wider audience than her tickled friends, she now blogs at, where her warts-and-all posts distil the humour and life lessons from the minefield of the late-twenties. She covers the terrains of romance, mental health, comedy (see romance), travel, and fitting this around the slight annoyance - but never hindrance - that is being a type 1 diabetic.

Her debut post on going through depression as an optimist has been viewed over 10,000 times, earning her acclaim from Mind and prominent voices from the fields of mental health and diabetes.
Blue Monday: A Dangerous

Blue Monday: A Dangerous Myth

How are you? No, how are you <em>really</em>? Because just for today, you can legitimately respond with something other than, "Fine thanks." I may not be the first person to point out to you that today is Blue Monday, supposedly "the most depressing day of the year". Well, shut the front door; it's not. The term was coined back in 2005 as part of an advertising campaign, and has been spreading misunderstanding ever since. A quick Google will tell you that the whole concept is a load of rubbish and has about as much scientific basis as <em>Ghostbusters</em>.
17/01/2016 17:44 GMT
Optimists Get Depression: The Day I Came out of the

Optimists Get Depression: The Day I Came out of the Closet

My happy, hopeful self was replaced by a version that was hollowed-out. No one is immune from depression. Not even hopelessly romantic optimists (*waves frantically*). I spent six months dragging myself through the unbearably long days, pasting on the closest thing to a smile that I could remember.
21/12/2015 11:39 GMT