My mental health journey is the foundation on which this blog was built. Upon returning to the UK following a three-month round the world trip in 2015 I uploaded the photos to my social media channels for my friends, family and followers to see. What followed were a series of comments from people telling me I had the best life ever. I couldn’t handle that.
I can’t remember a time in my life when anxiety wasn’t one of the dominant feelings in my life. My depression comes and goes depending on what is going on in my world. Fortunately, I got help at the right time, and now have the awareness and ability to get help when I need it.
After my final backpacking trip in 2017, I took my travel blog offline and took a short break from writing. When I made my comeback to the world of blogging it was in the form of this website. I use it as an outlet for myself as well as a place to provide a voice for the voiceless.
Over time it has transitioned from my mental health journey on an obvious scale to the things I do to keep my mind ticking positively. From the London Marathon, my first travels post lockdown to the 2023 Cork Ironman I’m currently training for.
The content may change alongside my journey, but the message will always remain the same – for better mental health.