A to Z Challenge | S for Sorry 4

Day 19 of my mental health themed A to Z Challenge is S for Sorry. How often do you say sorry? For me it can be a lot. Sorry I’m struggling today. Sorry I’m crying a lot. Sorry I’m finding everything hard today. Sorry. What are you apologising for? Everything, I thought I’d upset you, I’m sorry. Stop saying sorry. Sorry. The other day, I was wearing a very similar outfit to one of my colleagues and my instant reaction was to apologise to her for wearing the same clothes as her. Even though it wasn’t my fault, it was no-one’s fault and it […]

A to Z Challenge | O is for Open 5

Day 15 of my mental health themed A to Z Challenge is O for open.   I started this blog just over a year ago. Writing a blog was something that I had always wanted to do. I wanted to connect to others and I wanted to share my story. I just didn’t know yet what that story would be! When I started I hid behind my dog Milly calling my blog ‘Milly’s Guide to Happiness’ – not quite believing that I was good enough to write a blog or be called a blogger. I kept this blog quiet, I didn’t tell my friends what I was […]

A to Z Challenge | N is for Numb 5

Day 14 of my mental health themed A to Z Challenge is N for numb.     On day 4 I described how I feel when I feel depressed. To me depression is feeling numb. Depression is not feeling sad, it’s feeling nothing. It’s when there is nothing in your mind and nothing in your heart. It’s when you can’t find the words to speak. It’s when your body feels numb. Your fingers, arms, legs and feet don’t feel strong.   Unfortunately I don’t have any wise words for you. I have no wisdom to tell you about how to stop this feeling. Things that I’ve tried aren’t […]