Rowing my own boat

Rejection is a funny old thing and something I’ve become more resilient to. Surprisingly I’ve found rejection has an upside. It can be all too easy to focus on the negative when life knocks you down over and over but I’ve been trying to find the flip side. After all, I can’t change certain circumstances,…

Peeling the Onion

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 so I’ve chosen to write in the spirit of raising awareness of hidden mental health issues. A little known fact is that I have had post traumatic stress disorder since I was 19. I wasn’t diagnosed until several years later when things that I was doing and were happening to…

The Turning Point

I’ve written before how life stopped on Christmas Day 2015. It was in an instant or so it felt. When I look back for the ‘moment’, that’s it. It doesn’t matter about the months prior when I was so obviously, yet not obviously, coming out of remission. Christmas Day it was there in all its…

Black Dog – Down

I spend a lot of time alone and for the large part I’m pretty good at it. I like my own space, perhaps a little too much. But sometimes that alone time can creep into lonely without me even realising. Social interaction is vital for us all I guess. For me it certainly is and…