Ah, the old Stealers Wheel song. Showing my age with that one. Admittedly, it was released way before I was born but it brings back memories from a show I was involved with which used it as their theme music. The words are hitting home right now. Been an interesting few weeks.
Life roles on, people come and go, but sharing our experiences can make the world of difference. The past week or so has been a series of interesting encounters. The Mental Health First Aid folk have had many great posts stating how talking to others really benefits you, and whilst it can, I've found it's… Continue reading A world of difference
Time. It comes. It goes. It ticks on. A single event can happen in the blink of an eye, seem like a lifetime, but ultimately change your life forever.
From euphoria to excruciating pain, life can be difficult, but what do you do when your life hits these extremes regularly within hours of one another? Following my first acupuncture appointment, I received many messages. Thank you. People actually read this stuff?! When I wrote my last blog I was on that cloud labelled 'Nine'.… Continue reading Finding the balance
A lot can happen in three months and sometimes the oddest of things can change your life. When we last met, I say we, I'm presuming it's just me and the blog here, but hi if you're reading, I was raising my concerns over the exam season and the effects of poor mental health on… Continue reading Three Months and a Prick
It seems unbelievable that it's been a month to the date that I was finally free of my anxiety medication. Is it surprising that I'm still here? Depends on your mindset, I suppose.
When you were younger, what did you want to be remembered for? Now you're older, what do you wish you'd done? Or said? As a child we ask so many questions, but there seem to be just as many as we grow up. Have you looked back on life recently? Thought about how it currently is?
Exercise is not my forte. OK, so I've lost two stone this year and kept it off over Christmas but when it comes to keeping fit, my aim is to do the 10,000 steps 'recommendation' and if the body permits, without panting or complaining. 10,000 steps may seem a lot to some, but it's a great way to keep both the body and mind active.
When did your Christmas start this year? Boxing Day 2016 when the sales began? A few hundred days ago when the shops started stocking Christmas-specific tat? Perhaps it was on the last day of work just hours before the man in the red suit flew overhead (did you track him on NORAD?). Maybe, just maybe though, it hasn't happened or will never happen. Am I maudlin? Perhaps. I'd say realist.
It's no secret that 2016 into 2017 was the lowest point of my life, but also the best. I was fortunate enough to be struck down with poor mental health. How the heck can that be a fortunate thing?