Well, this is me.
I am a 40 year old mum of one and step-mum of Three, who loves to write.
I wanted a platform to share my thoughts, my achievements and my failures. Somewhere I can exchange advice and what I have learned over the years with others and meet other people who have been through their own journeys with Mental Illness.
Anxiety, and on occasions Depression, have been a big part of my life since childhood. Often influencing the choices I have made in my life and restricting the experiences I have had due to fear.
Over the years I have learnt a vast amount of information about both conditions, picking up some helpful and not so helpful coping techniques along the way. There has been lots of trial and error on my journey with Mental Health, recently accepting it for what it is and letting go of the self-blame and embarrassment I felt.
Growing up I didn’t know anyone else who was battling Anxiety and Depression, I felt like I wasn’t normal compared to my peers during a time when all I wanted to do was fit in. It was a very lonely period of my life.
It wasn’t until many years later that I found out some of my peers were going through the exact same thing. No one talked about it at the time, if only people had been more open about Mental Illness and their struggles, maybe we wouldn’t have struggled alone.
I hope through my Blog I am able to help others to feel less lonely, and show them the way they think, feel and react are experienced by other people too.