Here is my first blog post..ek! Truthfully, I have been writing my blog post ever since I have returned home after uni (since about February) as a way of directing my thoughts and keeping up to date on basically my own life..supposed to be therapeutic or something. To be honest I have been absolutely terrible at it, who knew how difficult writing about yourself is! For example, keeping my posts regular and actually finding a way to say something without it sounding cliché and fake. I am super apprehensive about sharing this because I don’t know how people will respond but I guess that’s the “fun” of it??? I am taking the leap and going “public” with it.
I have been a bit all over the place recently in terms of what I am doing with my life and where I want to go with it. I want to use this blog as a way of exploring my options and thoughts and a way to get advice and hear about different experiences from other people. I have hit a bit of bump in terms of myself, knowing and understanding who I am ((lol cliché 1 – 0 me)) but all of us experience it and some find it more difficult than others to cope with. I know for me, I have not coped at all.. and if anyone can relate, you will know, the thought of everyone else having “it” together ((whatever “it” is)) while you feel like you are crumbling is so lonely! I am hoping that others will share their own thoughts and realise that we aren’t alone and that the struggles of “growing up” are real.
Mental health and mental illness, in my opinion, is sososososooooooo important, especially today amongst our absolutely crazy lives. I have had, what it feels like a long history of mental illness and I am only 20, but hey ho. I have suffered with depression and more recently an eating disorder. I also know many people who have suffered from either both, one or none. Again, like anyone other illness you often feel like the only one out there experiencing this but I can’t reiterate enough how many others are either feeling something similar or want to help.
University has been put on hold…for now…So I’m using this time to create a space where not only mental illness is discussed but also mental wellness because ultimately that’s what we want to achieve ((obviously in an ideal world, I for one know that while today might be a good day the bad days haven’t gone forever – but it’s what we do on those bad days which is vital!)). I would like to give a perspective on what I have found out over the past few years has helped me and to share my opinion and find out everyone else’s tips and tricks.
Waffle aside, I can’t wait to share a few things I have done over the past couple of months and the plans I have made. I don’t want this to be all about me and would love to hear what other advice or plans other people have made. Let’s share and be part of a community that could make a difference!
As everyone keeps reminding me it’s all a journey.