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MY NEW JOURNEY
THIS STORY REFERENCES TRAUMA AND ABUSEAfter many years of battling depression & mental health finally being diagnosed with Bipolar seven years ago which resulted in being sectioned and admitted to Hospital. This caused me lots of stress having been admitted to the same Hospital in my late 20's after suffering a breakdown after my first long term relationship broke up. In hindsight there have been many underlying factors in my life which I have ...read more
It’s intoxicating in the beginning; to see behind the mask they wear in public. The one that the World sees. A persona that draws you in, makes you trust, makes you care, makes you love. And you do. It feels so deeply personal, like you’re connected on a baser level. It becomes an obsession, to see the most inner workings of their mind. A craving like no other. It feels like it means ...read more
I gave up my comfort zone,To the Yell of the world,I felt I had no right to it,I risked my mental health, I listened to its schmooze,I heard every pitch,My 'accusers' descended,To assure me I was a lunatic, Do this, Do that,Be this, Be that,Or you'll be too lazy,To carve out an existence,To earn your precious gravy, Voices, a pack of panthers,With the charm and guile of snakes,Boom to my schizophrenia,With an orchestra of 'hate', Yell, the Hell out ...read more
Gaining useful, bona-fide experience from the work place with fluctuating mental health can be a daunting task. And I find it painful.Articulating the reality of hard earned experience and conveying my self worth at interviews often seems out of my grasp due to mental health, non verbal communication, body language and lack of a clearly defined experience all rolled into one.Struggling to reflect a new potential based on experience accrued is totally nerve racking when ...read more