I used to write about music and loved doing so, but everyone’s a music journalist these days and trying to stand out in a sea of gig reviews was nay on impossible. Whilst I still go to gigs and enjoy listening to music, I’m pretty sure the world will survive without me publically gesticulating over a new indie band’s jaunty guitars, so I’ve decided to use my love of writing for something a lot closer to home.
The last couple of years have seen my life as I knew it shift quite considerably and I finally feel in a place where I can share some of my experiences and hopefully make just one person feel a little bit better.
If you haven’t guessed already, I’m living with an anxiety disorder and depression and have been for quite some time. It has and does affect every aspect of my life but I’m finally coming to terms with it.
In many ways it’s had a positive impact; allowing me to make constructive changes in my life, but of course there’s the flipside, and boy what a flipside.
I endeavour to share the worst of times and the best of times with you, but most of all I want to share hope – my hope that with challenging the ignorance surrounding mental health and having conversations we can make a difference and essentially save lives.
…but rest assured, it won’t be all woe-is-me and sadness. I like a laugh as much as the next person and anxiety can be utterly ridiculous at times and the only way to deal with it is to laugh, and I hope that we can do this together.