Friday, 17 March 2017

Graduating from... life?

I often hear others, and myself, complaining that I don't have enough time to do things, or I feel like I'm not achieving enough by a certain age or even recently someone told me that even though I was nearly 28 I "still had time". Still had time to do what I thought?

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Taking my story into schools!

So over the last few years I've been invited into schools, colleges and universities to tell my story; the irony of this is that I was terrible at being in school - so to be giving advice to people now feels confusing. But at the same time I am relishing in having a platform to tell young people what I was never told...

That it's okay to feel like you don't fit into the social constructs of education and employment, and that you too can be successful regardless of having mental health problems. They don't have to be the end of your life, just the end of your life as you know it, in a good way! Because having mental health issues gave me the fight and drive that I needed to do what I loved as a career in order to take control and be happy in my everyday life.

This blog is to give you an insight into what I bring to the talks - a combination of photography, illustration, business, inspiration and mental health awareness.

Things I wish I had been told as a child, teenager, even now! Half of the things I write on social media and in blogs are to remind myself on the bad days that things aren't always that bad.

So here we go...