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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

WRITER. DOODLER. TRAUMA SURVIVOR. INFLUENCER. WAVE-MAKER.

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THANK YOU!

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... Continue Reading →

THE GOLDEN GLOW

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... Continue Reading →

EXCITED/SCARED 

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... Continue Reading →

IS A CAREER POSSIBLE IF I BLOG?

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... Continue Reading →

2017 YEAR OF SHINE. PROGRESS UPDATE

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... Continue Reading →

SUMMER GOES TO PARLIAMENT

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... Continue Reading →

SMASH

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!... Continue Reading →

GOLDEN FLAMINGO 

WARM GLOW GUSHING

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... Continue Reading →

TELLY DREAM :)

One on my main mental health blogger ambitions is going to be coming true later on today. Something very good and very excellent is due to happen! Yes!....After all the false starts and false hopes that something might happen in... Continue Reading →

MIGHTY BLIGHTY

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... Continue Reading →

COMEDIA

This post is titled comedia, because of how comical and cute I find the media (from what I've glimpsed so far from my two radio interviews). In the olden days, if you were going to be interviewed for a radio... Continue Reading →

THE PAIN OF BPD

Today is a shocker of a bad one. I doodled for therapeutic purposes... words fail me today.  I just hurt.  summerSHINES At least I managed a 13.2K run 🙌

PSEUDO-KIND

This is an offloading therapeutic post. About how [some] people react to me. You'll notice from the blog address that this blog started out as SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE....it was then pointed out I was progressing really well and already... Continue Reading →

RUNNING MENTALITY

Last evening I had cause to skip about like an excitable spring lamb after a very enjoyable hour and a half jogging past the lambs in the fields adjacent to the quiet country lanes I explored on my run. "The word 'enjoyable' and... Continue Reading →

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