I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Pt 2: Vulnerability

I was always shown the stoic, resilient, strong female, they are celebrated in our family (as they most definitely should be), but sometimes I wish I knew about their worries. Their fears, feelings of inadequacies, their challenges. Being pregnant with 16 children and birthing 11 healthy gives you some type of superhuman strength, but maybe…

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Me For Me

I am in the process of working on me,For me,Loving myself,For me,Accepting my flaws and working on growing into myself,For me,Becoming the best person I can be,For me,I am no longer living my life for someone else,I am no longer dulling my shine in order to make someone else comfortable,It is all for me,Trying to…

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When Your Brain Runs Away From You

I know I’m not alone in saying this, but 14 months and counting of this pandemic has really, really, REALLY pushed my normally strong, optimistic mental health to the absolute edge! E-D-G-E! Knowing it’s understandable or that many people can relate hasn’t really made me feel all that great about. Reading countless blogs, articles and…

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Proud

I didn’t want to tell you I was struggling,I didn’t want to show you that ultimately I failed.I project this strong, confident capable person,Able and sure of themselves,Yet, I am really withdrawn, retiring and somewhat reserved,Too proud to ask for help because I will appear a failure,Ashamed of the picture of strength I display, yet…

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Mental Ill Health, I hate you…

I am aware I should be upbeat and positive, Radiating hope and prospect, But, the fact of the matter is, I simply cannot, I can’t. Mental ill health, I hate you, I hate you for the stress you have added to my otherwise tranquil life, I hate you for the fact that I have to…

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I’m Not Okay

How are you?, you ask “Okay”. I reply with a smile. All the while, I shout internally I’m not ok! You accept this answer and carry on by A stitch in my heart rips further apart As you walk away convinced by my reply A small tear runs down my face as yet another part…

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