Recovery

Rise

It is a privilege to be able to support others in their journeys towards building a more meaningful life. I work in a prison and the community running groups and providing one to one support to individuals with a range of experiences and mental health challenges.

There are days that are tough, really tough. Days that I feel as though I can’t do enough for someone. Days that I struggle to manage my own wellbeing alongside supporting others and days that I see how unfair life can be over and over. Continue reading “Rise”

Recovery, Relationships

My Journey of Living Alone

In this post I wanted to discuss my experience of living alone for the first time. To document the transition of sharing a home with somebody to reclaiming the space as my own. It has been such a rich and full experience; at times agonizing and others truly liberating. Here are some of the things I am learning along the way:

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Recovery, Relationships

Recovering from a Break Up

There has been a fair bit of change since my last blog post over 8 months ago. In hindsight, beginning¬†a brand new blog in the midst of a break up was perhaps a bit ambitious (or stupid..) but I am back, and what better place to return than with a bit about what has been happening since the last time I posted…

It is fast approaching a year since my last relationship broke down. After 4 years together, Mr C broke the news that he was leaving, 2 months after we had celebrated my 30th birthday together.¬† To say I was devastated feels like an understatement. He had been distant for a few months prior to his announcement, but I had put it down to some big life changes that he had been going through. To me, we had built a relationship that felt strong, loving and honest, so I was shook to my core as I watched him pack up his half of our life into boxes around me. He left 3 days later. Continue reading “Recovering from a Break Up”