Well, where to start? I’ve had a year. A hell of a year. A year of hell. I’ve had a lot of trips to a lot of different doctors. I have lost touch with friends and reconnected with friends. I found out that you can be doing well and then the world can crash in…Read more A New Start
https://twitter.com/PatrickRothfuss/status/823631446061547520 Yeah, if you're reading this you probably already know how much Pat's writing means to me, how much it has helped. This is a little different. I just saw a couple of tweets he wrote about finding joy in a small moment and letting it keep you going. I have been doing really well, my…Read more Stream of Consciousness
I've got an appointment this week to go and see my psychiatrist and decide which anxiety and depression medication I'm going to have a go at. I'm sitting at home, working and worrying. I am worrying about too many (and too personal) things to list but it made me realise that the relief of this is…Read more Before the Drugs Kick In
This actually snuck up on me - I have been a bit out of the loop of things recently. I've been on holiday, I've been looking after my Mum who's had an operation and I've been doing a lot of reassessing of things. So I had completely forgotten that World Mental Health Day was coming…Read more World Mental Health Day
I have depression. I have anxiety. (This is my particular flavour of anxiety if you're interested) I applied for Personal Independent Payment support from the government. Why? Because I'm not independent. Because I would like to be more independent. My mental health issues mean that my life is seriously affected. Due to my anxiety and…Read more There’s no I in ‘PIP’
A lovely old tree in morning light.
It's National Poetry Day and I have nothing planned. I had a few ideas of what I could do but I've not done any of them. This is the first time in years that I've not done anything. I really enjoy writing and sharing poetry on Patreon. Partly for the same reason that I loved…Read more Formal Apology