What I’ve Been Upto Lately

I’ve had quite a busy summer, slowly increasing activity as I’ve started to recover from Depression. Anxiety is still providing daily battles but I’m managing my ADHD much better. I’ve had a couple of wobbly days but I think I’m good! I wanted to write a little blog and give an update on a few of the things I’ve been doing over the last couple of months.

Firstly in terms of writing, I wrote on Huff Post UK that The Story Of Girl ‘X’ Is Far From A One Off Case. Following this, I made my debut on Metro.co.uk with my essay What It’s Like To Go To A&E When You’re Having A Mental Health Crisis. In a month of debuts, I had my first piece published on The Mighty about How Catastrophization Holds Me Hostage Every Day. Both debuts were well received with the Metro piece being shared over 700 times.

I was also lucky enough to go to London a couple of weeks back to talk to the wonderful Yvette Caster and Ellen Scott of Metro.co.uk for their amazing Mentally Yours Podcast. This was my first time recording a podcast and I haven’t listened back yet (scared of my own voice, classic) but it was really enjoyable and a great opportunity to shine a light on ADHD. You can listen to the episode here.

Aside from all of that I’ve been trying to get out more, exploring and making the most of the world. I finally ticked off seeing Deer up close at Dunham Massey, I saw a couple of plays in Chester’s open air theatre and had a day at Leeds Festival. I’m pretty nervous at the moment as autumn sets in with winter on the horizon, I usually struggle massively with SAD so I’m currently trying to prepare for that in hope that it won’t trip me up!

 

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