Why we all need to keep talking about mental health

Growing up, I genuinely thought I was a freak (don’t we all?) because I was very different from all of my friends. I know we all go through feelings of uncertainty, feeling like we don’t quite belong, but this wasn’t a case of growing pains or mistaken identity. Unknown to both myself and my family for years, I was suffering with bouts of severe anxiety. Unfortunately for me it was always mislabelled as home sickness or even being overly dramatic, but I knew that something was seriously wrong with me.

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A spark of inspiration

It’s certainly been a while since I’ve even had a slight inclination to write anything online. A tough few months in more ways than one, writing has been, quite frankly, the last thing on my mind - choosing instead to focus on keeping myself sane and, at times, alive.

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Wellbeing, BloggingIsobel Rose
My first 'selfie-shoot'

You know what I'm sick of? Not having a damn boyfriend, pal or even family member who knows how to operate a camera. Seriously - my life would be so much easier with easy access to a trusty amateur photographer that I could just pay with hugs and hot chocolate. Wouldn't that be the dream?

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Failing

I've been going at the is for over seven years, and in that time, I've achieved relatively little compared to others who have been blogging for a similar length of time. The thing is, I hate failure - I will do everything I can to avoid it, even if that means giving up. 

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BloggingIsobel Rose