Mum, moody, messy, manic. Retired musician and aspiring writer.
From dark, sordid, private journaling, this website became my greatest recovery asset for major depression and anxiety, and the eating disorder and self harm behaviours I used to mask them.
I imploded like a smashed egg, and from within I've found a fledgling bird, ready to spread its wings and fly.
I hope within these pages, you find a moment of connection, truth, revelation and understanding. This is my story. Perhaps it's yours too.
Today I am afraid of recovery. I've been in this place before - where I've felt the beginnings of change and then become overwhelmed with the fear of that change and what it might herald. so I rush back to the safe and familiar.
I still live in fear the shit will hit the fan again. I'm finding it hard to let go of the fear someone will die, or my kids will get into trouble, or someone will become really ill, or I'll lose my job, or I'll be in a high-conflict situation, or we'll have a financial disaster, or my marriage will fail, or any one of the other major stresses I've been struck with will knock me down again. And again. Despite the fact that so far in 2017, I have had nothing but positive news, I'm still fearful.
I remember, with absolute clarity, the moment my first baby was placed in my arms. I was lying on the operating theatre table, having a caesarean, tearfully asking if all his fingers and toes were present and accounted for. Then the cord was cut, he was assessed and wrapped, and placed in my arms for my husband and I to adore while the surgeons did what they needed to do.