Within my blog, I have written an article where I have talked about the time I was sexually assaulted (21 years the trigger). Recently I wrote the below poem going over how survivors like my self still live with the pain of the act. In my case, I got no justice yet I can still suffer from the cruel act that was forced upon me.
2018 will be my first full year of running. It was on the 26th March 2017 that I started to run, partly to help get myself fitter and to help with my mental health. At this point I had already set a determination to beat the social anxiety, that had affected my life for so long but I knew I had more to achieve. I could only hope back in March of last year, that running would be the weapon in my battle needed.
During the summer of 2017 I announced that ‘The darkened path’ would be launching/ published during the winter 2017. The darkened path is my story about the battle I have personally experienced with depression, social anxiety and OCD.
There is no doubt that 2017 has been the most difficult year of my life and the battle’s look to be going into 2018. That said, there has still been a lot that I am thankful for from new friendships to new experiences to a new found passion.
It has been a while since I last put an update on here. I know many have been concerned in the past and the support that I have received from you all has simply been amazing. I know many of you have kept me in your thoughts and the regular contact, appreciated. For anyone new to my blog, I have shared my battle with depression and anxiety. Thankfully this update ends on a happy note.
At the weekend, while I was on a short break visiting the Greenbelt festival. I took some much time out to embrace respite. During these periods, I used it as a time to reflect and refocus on what I have been through. One question that came to my mind is ‘do I see myself as a victim?’