Who would have thought aye?
Me a blogger? A YEAR LATER! Today is the day when I first started my blog on a dark night when I was battling my demons and when I was in a suicidal state.
Now, I’m typing this post up.
Still here fighting!
I failed my English exam pretty much. I got a C in coursework though for it. But you know what? I don’t care.
My mental health is more important than any grades.
The Attendance officer at my old school doubted me and told my Nan that I would never make anything out of my life because I didn’t go to school. No fault of my own. When I kept telling them that I felt unsafe many times and I kept asking for help from local mental health services but they blamed it on my teenage hormones. But that is for another blog post.
It’s my blogging birthday! I’ve been a blogger for a year. This year has been so mixed. It’s been fulfilled by: Good times. Bad times. Emotional times. Amazing times.
Bad times have been when I’ve lost motivation and had my really bad and low times. I always thought I was never good enough to be a blogger.
Good times: When I first got noticed by someone in my community and asked how I was and told me that I was doing a grand job of raising awareness of mental illness.
Emotional Times: Writing personal posts was hard-hitting for me when I talked about my mum’s death and my suicide attempts but I knew that was raising awareness so I had to do it and I’m glad I did it.
Amazing Times: Well… I won 6 bloggers awards. I won a Rising Star finalist award. Which is amazing!! I’ve met so many amazing people in the blogging community let alone the mental health blogger community they are all strong and warriors who are my role models. I’ve started my own mental health pop up sessions as well!
Never in my life last year did I think I would be an award-winning mental health blogger.
Heres to the next year and so on!
I just truly want to thank everyone for supporting me and pushing me when times were hard.
I would say let’s get the champagne open but I don’t drink alcohol anymore so let’s get the cuppas ready!!
Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you.
You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous.
Shannon Diana xx
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