What Made Maddy Run, a brilliant insight into the world that was Maddy Holleran’s. The original article #SplitImage, is what inspired me to talk openly about my struggles with depression. Starting with my LifeUnfiltered post. I still remember sitting at work reading the article, all but crying and thinking, oh, I need to stop hiding.
Reading parts of this book was like a weird insight into my own brain. So many points I thought, yet, thought that, felt that, embarassed by that. My depression was bad, but not to the point of institutionalizing me. Sally Brampton's memoir is powerful, very powerful. Sally wrote heavily about the effect of growing up abroad
The last few weeks, I have been fairly off keel. Nothing has gone that wrong, but equally nothing was going swimmingly. My Mum pointed out that I had got my perspective wrong and everything was off balance. She was right. Nothing beats the sensation of sailing up-wind, hiking hard and managing to hit that sweet spot
I'm glad the bells have rung to welcome in the new year, for the last few months I've wanted to shake off 2015 and welcome 2016 with open arms. Having finally left the haze of depression and starting to think more positively. As previously mentioned, the first six months of 2015 were a blur, but
When I first wrote my 101 list, I had no idea how much number 6 would mean to me. Running a half marathon seemed like a good idea, despite struggling with a 10 mile race… In the last few years I have struggled with depression and have made reference to my struggles on various blog posts.