A while back I blogged about my experience with depression. As today is World Mental Health Day, I wanted to write about it some more. More to the point, I wanted to write about raising awareness, specifically for people who may have it, but may not know yet. (As with me, it seems.)
It’s better to burn brightly in pursuit of passion; than to sit in beige trousers from a catalogue whilst looking at your flock wallpaper with Jimmy Nail playing in the background.
I took mental health tests that had been recommended, just to be sure it wasn’t some sort of empty concern. I scored highly. It seemed that I was far better at this “having depression” thing than I had ever been at anything at school.
When it comes to knowing what my career is, well, I don’t. I know that sounds ridiculous, like a frog that can matchmake with the help of marzipan and some berries; but it’s true.
I have a brilliant opportunity to have even more special people enter my life. Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to have a positive effect on theirs too. I’ll know people this time next year that I haven’t even met yet: we all will. How brilliantly exciting is that?
I’d really love it if Stephen Hawking could concentrate on inventing a time machine, instead of spending his time focusing on the planet and God and all things like that.