Intro to Me

Hi All,

Thanks for having a look at my blog, as you can see its just a baby so give me some time to build it up.

I’ve been sitting on the fence for a while about setting up a blog, but I want to share what I’ve been through and show you my journey. You may relate or you may not, but here it goes!

My name is Jade and I’ve been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I was diagnosed approximately 8 months ago but I believe I may have been suffering from depression for much longer. I am pretty open with having depression and anxiety and what amazed me is actually how many people are suffering as well. This is one of the reasons for my blog, I want to drop the veil on mental health, it needs to be talked about.

For me, I noticed something wasn’t right when I started a new job, going from participating in a 24/7 shift rota to fixed shifts I expect a huge shift in my work, personal life dynamic. Instead, I still felt incredibly tired from the moment I woke up, too the point I could barely get out of bed. I was suffering from bad stomach cramps that came and went completely randomly – this didn’t disappear when changing jobs and I was just dragging my feet through life. If you could call working and sleeping a life.

In the end even my stomach pains were the result of poor mental health, in my case stress, depression and anxiety. I had no idea your mental health could manifest into physical symptoms like stomach pain. I started anti-depressants and counselling but it’s only been the last 6 weeks that I have actually felt like there is a light at the end of this dark tunnel.

In this blog I am going to share my experiences, past and present; what has or is still helping me, what hasn’t helped me and maybe just some completely random topics for the hell of it.

That’s a bit about me! Yes it is going to be an emotional blog but I believe discussing and dealing with our emotions is one of the biggest stumbling blocks of the 21st century. Maybe my little blog might just help some of you with that.

Much love x

Penguin love!

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