There is too much happening. A whole WEEK of emotion left unwritten and unprocessed. Screaming into a pillow later may well be on the cards. My phone notifications keep firing off their distracting chimes which grate my nerves like daggers. Silence please...and solitude. Is that too much for ask for? Mute. That's better. Eldest has … Continue reading MY MILKY WAY & ME
I have little time to fully share how I feel today because I'm too busy and FAR too excited to form words or accurately put my feelings into words to any great extent. I am busy getting ready for the Mind Media Award ceremony down in the big smoke of London town :) Even though … Continue reading RIGHT…SO I’M NOT USELESS?
Oh my f*****g god. I literally can't believe the mood swings I've had, and all within the last few hours.....I have only recently stopped crying and that's only because I had to get my act together enough to collect my latest prescription. I'm an emotional WRECK today, and it isn't only due to the monster … Continue reading WHY I’M GLAD I RODE OUT [ANOTHER] CRISIS
I have done a lot of pondering lately. Being an introvert, I favour reflection just as much as action. I have been an introvert (so far this year) who has actioned far too many things than my comfort zone would usually allow. There just hasn't been enough time to reflect. I've just been doing, and … Continue reading PATHOLOGICAL PUSHING
Good morning! I have lots of good stuff to publish today...and I am actually in a half decent mood, (which considering my recent mental health crisis is pretty epic!) I did some sharpie doodling this morning whilst chatting on and off to lovely humans (via the online social beauty that is Facebook messenger). I sent … Continue reading #4 of 20. BREAKTHROUGH!
This is my chance to big up my readers, yes YOU -the people who read Summer Starts to Shine. I am dead proud to have just nudged over the 800 follower mark. blinks I find this hard to believe actually. Next month I will be celebrating my first blog birthday of shine, and I can hardly believe it! The time … Continue reading THANK YOU!
I write this post with my feet still hovering several inches off the ground. [That isn't because I'm sitting typing this post while perched on an unusually tall chair] ;) .......It's actually because I'm still really happy and buzzy and nicely floaty after a couple of stimulating full-on but FABULOUS days. I don't have the mental capacity to … Continue reading THE GOLDEN GLOW
Trauma 'has me' in its grip today. Ironic as yesterday when I published my 'post-traumatic sparkle syndrome (PTSS) post, I said I'd need to keep it in plain sight for my low days. Today is a bit low, not catastrophically low. I'm just out of balance and below par. Soon I travel down to Westminster … Continue reading EXCITED/SCARED
I have put off writing this blog post. It isn't really like me to procrastinate over anything actually so it is always strange when this type of situation arises. If I avoid writing about something it can be for a variety of reasons....sometimes it's because the topic is plain painful, sometimes it's that I'm too ashamed … Continue reading IS A CAREER POSSIBLE IF I BLOG?
I'm feeling proud today, and totes emotes. I think today is ripe for a mental health blogger's review, as it is already over half way through this year and I wanted to have a review of where I'm up to in relation to the goals I set myself. This year my goals were real ones, … Continue reading 2017 YEAR OF SHINE. PROGRESS UPDATE
Yesterday the Yahoo email fairy sprinkled sparkle over my otherwise pants day. I didn't write about this yesterday because I was SO EXCITED I actually felt SICK. It was an email from the media dept. of Mind charity in Londoninium town. I'm a media volunteer for them WHICH I LOVE, and yesterday there was an invitation that arrived … Continue reading SUMMER GOES TO PARLIAMENT
I smashed it today on my 10k mental health charity run for Tyneside and Northumberland Mind 🙌 A new personal best of 1 hr and 3 minutes! I pushed myself to my absolute physical limits and I couldn't be prouder! 💛💛💛 Will write more tomorrow...need a snooze now!! 😪 Will leave you with some doodles … Continue reading SMASH
Hello! I finally get to do my write-up of yesterday. WOWZER. I'm absolutely thrilled at my virgin experience of being interviewed for the telly. It went like an absolute dream and I'm still feeling super shiny and luminescent this morning....basking in 'dreams coming true-ness'. I'm trying to blog authentically here without caring how I sound, despite the fact there's … Continue reading WARM GLOW GUSHING
I feel proud to be a British citizen right now...for the simple reason that lately there has been an explosion of MENTAL HEALTHNESS all over the UK media. Everyday there is a mental health story in the top headlines, and rightly so.... As pointed out by the royals..."mental health underpins EVERYTHING" Last night was TV … Continue reading MIGHTY BLIGHTY