If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you know me or know of me. Either from Winnipeg or from travelling around Europe. At first, this will be shared on my Facebook and Twitter, where you can contact me. My goals about this blog aren’t huge at the moment, but I hope one day to be able to make a difference in someone’s life. I love writing, photography, languages, music and fashion. I have one big passion in this world which is within the domain of the arts. I hope my blog will grow within time, but I know it will be slow at the beginning. If you like my style of writing or want me to write about something, then let me know. I would also be interested in making collaborating pieces!
I want to be completely honest in my posts about myself and my life, because I know life gets a lot better once you know you’re not alone in the world. So many of my friends and family suffer from depression and/or anxiety or any number of other mental health issues, and if my writing can be any bit of help, I want to do that. I am in the midst of writing a memoir for my mother, and it is extremely therapeutic to get it all out, even if it was hard at first.
All of my passions come from a time of darkness. When I was in the 9th grade I started self-medicating with self-harm. I was only 14 years old and I only told a few people. I always felt like I had no friends and no family growing up. I almost always felt alone, even in a room full of people. I didn’t like being alone, because that was the time where my thoughts would go wild. I didn’t like to talk about my problems or even admit that I had them. I was abused as a child, we were poor, I lost a parent at 15 and my other parent disowned me twice. I lived with an alcoholic between the age of 8 and 15, and 4 of my best-friends growing up moved schools or to different cities. It felt like everyone that came into my life would leave me, so it was normal that I always had a feeling of abandonment. My own dad hated me and my mother died, so it didn’t feel like it was possible to trust anyone or for anyone to love me, for me.
More coming soon….