Hands up who else has ever felt a sense of dread or panic, when faced with the age old question, ‘what do you do?‘ Those four bland words usually uttered pretty early on in an attempt to get to know somebody. The question almost always equates to a description of what we do for work; how we earn our money. I feel lucky to be able to say these days that I’m in a job that I quite enjoy, however it hasn’t always been this way. I have also experienced the shudder run down my unemployed spine when faced with this question.
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”
Amalgamation: the action, process or result of combining or uniting.
Turning 30 earlier this year stimulated a great deal of reflection upon my life so far. Recalling major life events, losses, experiences and relationships as a new decade approached.
The standard definition of the word recovery is ‘a return to a normal state of health, mind or strength.’ Recovery is typically associated with being cured, or becoming symptom free.
Whilst recovery in this sense may be achieved more easily in some areas of our health, when it comes to our mental health, being ‘symptom free’ is often an unrealistic standard for many. Continue reading “What is Recovery?”