Opinion

The Bottom Line- This is where I’m at now

The Bottom Line- This is where I’m at now

The progress is slow, the road long and winding with many unexpected obstacles to overcome, but here are my current thoughts. I think I see improvement, I have hope. There is hope. I am enough. I am a good mum, a good friend. I can paint and I can draw. This is the beginning, not(…)

Moving on, stepping forward

I have been in some very dark places indeed over the past months. Deep pits of blackness that are truly frightening. Depression sucks the life out of you, squeezes every last drop until you are dry and desperate, and then pummels you with despair. It’s the most relentlessly challenging experience I have ever faced. And(…)

Faking it at Christmas

Faking it at Christmas

I want to enjoy Christmas. I really do. My children are aged 5 and 9-the perfect age combination to enjoy the magic. They are so excited and I love listening to their Christmas countdown, to their list of ‘things we’re looking forward to’. I wish with all my heart that when I thought of Christmas,(…)