I’M BACK………(I feel as though I’ve said that before?), and, to be honest, I probably have! My life is in a constant state of flux, the week may start off looking relatively sane but as anything can happen at any moment, it can all change in a flash!
The past few months have been even more crazy than ‘normal’ and those of you who know me well know exactly what crazy means in ‘The Mad Shanks Residence’. Anything can happen, anytime, anywhere and anyhow, not only that, it does….frequently!
And so the last few months have rolled by with crisis after crisis and me in the middle wondering woefully how I’m going to get through the day in any fit state to be able to get through the next…..and the next…..
I’ve spoken openly here about depression in the past and people tell me it’s helped them to know that feeling indescribably c**p is, not only experienced by more people than you would imagine, but it’s also OK to feel that way. Actually…..correction…..it’s not ok to feel that way but it happens to some of us, and sometimes the only way through is to ride the wave and just survive it as best you can, knowing that eventually, you’ll appear out of the other end into, maybe not sunshine but something that resembles daylight.
I’ve been there countless times but I’ve come to learn that eventually, just like the mythical Phoenix, I will rise again and manage to fight another day. And the same goes for you…..but it helps to have something you feel passionately enough about to have the desire to rise in the first place.
Fighting and campaigning for better resources and help for people with Autism and mental health issues has become my ‘why’, along with the happiness and wellbeing of my children, so, here I am, on the rise again! I’m not quite on my feet yet and I’ve got a feeling that there’s a way to go yet, but, at least the direction is up!
If you’re feeling low reading this, don’t beat yourself up, it happens, ride it, get through the days as best you can and know that it will get better. Have faith in yourself, I have faith in you…….
My TEDx Talk ‘Neurodivergency’ is at:-