I wake up every morning and thank my lucky stars for your blissful ignorance. I'm glad you don't realise how your tiny, insignificant comment lingers in my mind in the 4am gloom. I'm glad that you think I'm 'angry', 'hysterical', 'rude', 'ungrateful', 'dramatic', because if you knew, if you truly recognised in me something you've… Continue reading Why I’m glad you don’t understand my anxiety and depression
To strong girls; may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.
The lovely Mollie tagged me in this a while ago... She's fabulous and I highly recommend you check out her blog and general existence. Actually, must send mega props to Mollie, as she also tagged me in a post that will become my next post as well! Keeping me on my toes... Plus, she keeps me amused by not forgetting me when I go quiet on Twitter and Snapchatting me pictures of cats. #winner So here are my answers to Mollie's questions!
I got a nice surprise in the post when I got home this evening. That's the benefit of ordering from abroad; you often forget what you've ordered by the time it arrives. A little while back, I heard about Lokai bracelets from a friend, and thought the sentiment behind them was incredible... So naturally in my impulsive nature, I bought some.
Last night, I was reading Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive (review & giveaway coming soon), and he describes depression in the way Churchill did - as a black dog. Just as a I began to drift to sleep, my brain latched on to that metaphor, and my latest poem was born. Luckily, I wrote this one down... I will never stop being surprised by the power of words.
Mental illness does not care who you are. It does not care whether you are a naturally bubbly person, or a pessimist. It doesn't care if you are a loner, or surround yourself by friends at every given moment. It doesn't care if you are in love. It doesn't care if you are a high flyer. Mental illness is a predator, searching for your weak spots and exploiting them.
A (non-exhaustive) list of things I hope to achieve... Hold me to it!
Who are the most inspiring women in your life? Let me know; I’d love to hear your stories. If you don’t want to share, just make sure you let that important lady in your life know how great she is. Give her a hug.
Never give up, or resign yourself to a negative life - you are worth more than that. Start with what is upon your desk - it's as good a place as any. Don't wait to be inspired - inspire yourself.
Passion is that sparkle in your eye when you propose the solution to the marketing problem your company was having. Passion is that secret smile that creeps into the very corners of your lips when your vision finally comes to fruition and people can revel in the blood, sweat and tears. Passion is the late night learning and the Saturday morning meetings around your day-in-day-out schedule. Passion is the butterflies in your stomach. Passion is the promise that you will never give up trying. Passion is the high you get from simply being happy in a moment, without the thirst for recognition.