Memories, like the corners of my mind


I love the Facebook memories function. I enjoy looking back at them; most of the time they are a good laugh. One day last week, some memories popped up that threw me back to what was a very dark time, and I suddenly realised how far I've come. When we moved back to Ireland in …

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Suicide Awareness


I would be lying if I said I'd never thought about it. If you're a regular reader you'll know about the struggles I've had over the years with childlessness, weight/food issues and loss. 2014 has been pretty rough too. I'm generally cheerful and am always good for a laugh; but I've considered it. Not seriously, I've …

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Looking back… moving on


I'm using journals from a time when I was having counselling, as research for a book I'm writing about... a girl having counselling. As I've gone through them I've been disappointed with myself, because I'm still struggling with a lot of the same stuff. The journals were only for me, my counsellor didn't insist on …

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More sadness!


I was going to write a blog post about how miserable I am at the moment. Lots of good reasons to be down in the dumps and a bit of an explanation as to why... Then I heard that another teenager has taken her own life because of bullying and suddenly - well I'm just …

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Response and follow up to – Saying it out Loud


On Twitter earlier this week, I referred to this old blog post. For some reason it had popped into my head and I was mulling it over. The post mentioned that for the first time, I'd done a public talk about being childless. I got a couple of comments/questions about it. After thinking about it …

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