This year has been beautiful, extraordinary, healing and empowering. It has also been a year of growth, of learning how to be strong, and of tackling things head on. I am so very grateful for 2017. It has been my favourite year yet. Since it’s the last day of the year, I’m going to share … Continue reading A review of 2017.
Right now it’s the morning of New Year’s Eve. We get to welcome the sun and each new morning first in our little country, which is something that makes me happy. I love mornings, as I’m definitely a morning person rather than a night person, and so each one feels like a small opportunity for … Continue reading New Year’s Eve.
If I stretch out far enough, my fingertips will brush against the cool air. I feel as though I’m so close. The thing is, there is no demon holding a knife to my throat to stop me from going. I am not a hostage, nor a prisoner of another entity anymore. I am free to … Continue reading On the brink of being recovered.
Sometimes recovery really is all over the place. Sometimes it's messy. It's uneven. It leaves much to be desired. Sometimes recovery feels like falling backwards, and sometimes it even is heading backwards for a while. Recovery is dynamic, changing, just as we humans are not static creatures. Our experiences parallel this. On this blog, I … Continue reading Missed medication and recovery curveballs.
With 2018 right around the corner (I can see it waving a hand and saying "Hello! Are you ready yet?"), now seems like a good time to create some goals for next year. Although I have many goals I'm setting for new year, I wanted to give some time especially for the goals that I … Continue reading Mental health goals for 2018.
Tonight, anxiety has been hitting hard. Tis the season of giving in anxiety’s calendar too I guess! It was doing the usual debacle, of how I’m doing every single thing wrong, and how no one will want to be friends with me anymore. The classic. La de da de da. Throughout my evening shift at … Continue reading Tonight, I gave myself a pep talk.
So much is changing for us in 2018. It's scary and exciting, and really scary again, all at once. Next year is looming; ready and full. Moving across the country, building a house, graduation, and new jobs are all on the horizon. Well, it's all in our plans anyway. But things don't always go directly … Continue reading The universe, changes, & 2018.
Two years ago, I was running through the rain with my boyfriend, to reach the shelter of the cinema where we were going to watch a movie. Before I knew what was happening, I slipped over, and landed backwards, straight onto my right elbow. It turns out that it was badly broken, and I’ve had … Continue reading Therapy cannot fix me. Only I can heal.
Today I woke up feeling a little flat. You know those days where there is nothing in particular wrong, but it's like you have deflated a little? Just a bit hrmpfh. It didn't help that I was waking up to face a ten hour shift at work, a place which is currently in a state … Continue reading Expecting nothing and accepting everything today.
Recovery from mental illnesses is often talked about in the bigger picture sense, and rightly so. The discussion is centred around medication, counselling and specific therapies; the nitty-gritty of recovery. These aspects of treatment or management for mental illnesses can be hugely influential on our lives. However, smaller, more day-to-day tasks can also impact our … Continue reading Small things that help my mental health.