This wasn’t the post I was planning on writing when I picked up my phone earlier on this evening. To be honest it’s a post I’ve written and unwritten for a very long time.
I had a lovely post about my top 10 transitional pieces from Winter to Spring all ready to go for tonight (still to follow)
But it felt dishonest for me to jump back into my ‘blog’ if you can even call it that without first discussing its checkered past & the reason I’ve struggled to stay motivated to do something I’m extremely passionate about.
That’s right folks, I’m talking mental health.
I know, I know. Another blog, about another person, with another mental health problem – Yawn.
Believe me, I wish I had something else to write about but this is the reality of my life & so many others.
So here it is, if you made it this far, you might as well stay for the good bit.
Hi, my names Ellé & I have a mental illness.
This is not a new thing, far from it. I’m about 10 years down the line with my dirty little secret but after years of struggling, doctors visits, medication, monitored behaviours, starting & restarting almost everything in my life & all the rest of it.. I’ve decided It can and should be something I talk about openly.
I started blogging back in 2012 & i have never been able to fully commit to writing here or anywhere else, due to my dips in health and motivation over time. If you have mental health problems or know someone who does, then you’ll understand. (Raise your hands if you feel me 🙌🏻) During times when your illness is at its worst, you have zero motivation: now I’m talking not being able to get yourself out of bed in the morning, so sometimes writing a blog post is just not an option but I’m trying… again
So if you’re here & you want to continue on my journey of discovery, I can’t promise scheduled posts like most bloggers, but I promise to be honest & give you some half decent posts about my style, my life, my travels & whatever else you guys are interested in reading.
Here’s a picture of me in a sassy outfit, so you can put a name to the face ✌🏻
Thanks for reading