Welcoming in the New Year.

Welcoming in the New Year.

Happy New Year, readers!

Okay, hands up, I’ve always been that person that buys into the “New Year, new me” fad. I start the year full of hope and promise with lists and goals galore, but, by Easter, I’m caught up in one thing or another realising I have strayed far from the resolutions I’d made back in January. And, after all that, I tend to give up.

This year isn’t much different because I have goals I want to achieve and a list down to my knees, but this time I’m not putting too much pressure on them as I want to focus on my recovery. Many of you know that over the better half of 2017 I really struggled with my mental health and not a great deal has changed. Christmas and bringing in the new year were especially difficult with all the scheduled gatherings and expected fun to be had. I’m still having difficulty with coping and finding access to the appropriate care (which seems to be harder up here than in down in Bournemouth); I’ve been discharged twice from the local crisis team without a proper assessment or treatment and without acknowledgement of my suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, through it all I have relapsed and am back to square one with my recovery. Overall, despite some soaring highs, 2017 royally sucked.

I’m hoping the year to come holds much more optimism and a chance for change. I’m trying to take charge of my health and am asking for people to be patient with me as I navigate this terrain anew. Personally, I’m starting the year as a vegan with a vested interest in learning to embrace the lifestyle and I wish to jump back into learning a language. 2018 definitely holds change for this blog as I’m putting it under construction. There will be changes to its layout and design as well as new things to be introduced to the blog’s content. I want to put a huge emphasis on talking about mental health, promoting good mental health and removing the stigma of getting help when you need. I have big plans for guest bloggers too- so keep them peeled for more!

I hope you join me in exploring the possibilities that 2018 brings and you al have a wonderful new year! x



  1. 9th January 2018 / 12:36 pm

    If you don’t mind me asking, what kind of things do you like guest bloggers to post about…? ‘Cause I wouldn’t mind. 😛
    In any case, glad to see your still posting, I hope you have a really good New Year and that you’re able to do what you want with it. Starting out vegan sounds like a nice goal to attain, although from what I understand, I would advise making sure you’re still getting all the essential nutrients you need, and that you’re keeping a nutritionist or someone in the knowledge about these things posted so that they’re able to inform you if something goes wrong. Of course, for all I know, you may already be prepared in such a way, so, yeah. 😛 Anyway, have a great New Year and I hope to hear more from you soon!

  2. 9th January 2018 / 4:03 pm

    be kind to yourself remember we are here for you. I will get Heathers e-mail address to talk about veganism with you .

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