If you’ve followed me from the beginning, you will know that this blog started off as a place for me to write down my thoughts and feelings. I was going through a really rough time and felt through this blog was the only way I could express myself. No sponsored or gifted posts, no posts about how career driven I am and no posts about my now bright and colourful, jam packed life where I go running and do fitness things. Back then the posts were sad. My content was more based on my journey with Anxiety & Depression, or focused on Panic Attacks or Self Judgement everything was just very negative. Looking back and reading those posts you can see I was trying to write them in a positive light, when I just wasn’t positive at all!
And why do I not write that content anymore? It’s as simple as; I don’t need to. Looking back, I would not be the Chloe I am today without that phase of my life. Period. I am in no way ashamed of it. That phase has made me grow into the person that I am really proud of today. But I just no longer feel the need to write about it because that is just not me anymore. Yes, ok, I still get bouts of anxiety when I struggle to go outside or eat in a restaurants without the breakdown in the toilets but it is minuscule in comparison to Chloe 3 years ago. This being the main reason for the change in content.
Today is World Mental Health Day and I usually write a post for it. But this year I wanted to write it from the point of view of someone who has gotten through the other side. Keep going, find something to focus on and don’t stress yourself over not being a certain thing. Medication, counselling, CBT, a chat to a close friend or a time out from work or even a walk in the park. Take your time. This year they are really pushing the phrase ‘It’s ok, not to be ok’ could a phrase be more perfect for this subject? I think not.
Chloe May x
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