Stories can come from anywhere and anyone. Mental health can be affected by anything and anyone. In Chapter 5, we hear from Rebecca Jayne, a fantastic blogger, who tells her story about experiencing social anxiety and depression. These kind of stories help us to normalise our own experience and make sense of that desperate emptiness of… Continue reading Storytellers | Chapter 5: R
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.
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.
To anyone suffering from writer's block, I could not recommend a solo trip more. Over 41,000 steps later, I am over the moon with how I feel after my adventure. London is a great location, because there is so much to see and do, but anywhere that will get your creative juices flowing is worth a visit. Wherever your muse lives, seek it out, because you won't regret it. I'll certainly be doing it again!
Day 4 - A letter to your worst habit Dear Charlotte, Today, I am writing to you - more specifically, to your brain and to the thoughts that whizz around it - to discuss the habit you really need to kick. I am writing to explain why your appearance does not define you. Why living up… Continue reading Dear Someone – 26/9/15
Day 1 - A letter to yourself as a child Dear little one, You won't appreciate your life until you are verging on twenty-five. Even then, you will still have no idea just how lucky you are. You won't appreciate how easy it is to play, how unnecessary it is to worry and how much… Continue reading Dear Someone – 4/7/15