“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Hippocrates
This is a blog, but really I hope it can be a diary, a messy little record of my life and the challenges and triumphs.
I am a 20something female, living in my favourite part of the world. I love beautiful views, being up high, and feeling the wind whip my hair around. I should have been a cat in my previous life – I love being warm, comfortable, and having my hair or back stroked. I’m fascinated by all things musical and creative, I’m not at all sporty and my knowledge of geography is rubbish. I love anything owl, fox or rabbit related, and being warm under my duvet. I love stationery, lists, and pictures that make me think. I read like it’s an addiction.
I also have mental health issues, in part caused by a difficult childhood. I am walking down the rocky road of therapy (not as tasty as the original, but just as healing?), encountering all sorts of marshmallows and biscuit crumbs along the way – focussing primarily on healing from attachment disorder, trauma issues, self harm and an eating disorder. It seems that therapy is as much about falling apart as it is falling together, but my seatbelt is normally fastened.
So that’s the ‘me’ – who’s the her? She’s called Little, and she’s my inner child. She holds most of the pain, and this blog documents my journey of exploration, to find ways to help her heal from what happened when we were little. It’s painful and overwhelming, but so immensely worthwhile.
Have a look around, and I’d love to hear from you.