As 2017 draws to a close I decided to take the time to reflect on everything that has happened for the last 12 months and my hopes for 2018.
For me 2017 was a big fucked up mess.
In January, I had to leave college because I tore my meniscus. Which lead to months misery. I couldn’t use crutches to save my life, I was in agony, had to go through physiotherapy, loads of painful bullshit and I still have to wait for surgery. So still a few more months of pain and bullshit to go through.
My mental health was a cluster fuck throughout the year. I was legit Konami Code ↑↑↓↓←→←→B A START. Though I personally might have been all over the place I did get to do some pretty cool mental health related things. I has 2 stories published on The Mighty.
And I also got to speak with Deirdre Walsh on Radio Kerry, it was one of the most nerve-wracking thing I have ever done but was actually proud of myself for doing something out of my comfort zone and I had the full support of my family.
One of my proudest moments this year was actually starting this blog. I didn’t expect anyone to ever look at it, have people interact with me about mental health, the support from the internet when I have off days is wonderful though I might not reply when I am down, I do appreciate the messages.
In 2018, this blog is going to be 1 year old. I have so many ideas for content that I’m really excited about.
I’m so excited to start RED January that I’ll be hashtagging #BlueDoesRED so that you can keep an eye on how I’m doing and I hope that people join in so we can all motivate each other and get a healthy kick start to the New Year, I definitely need it. If you saw the amount of Yorkshire Puddings I ate over Christmas you would be embarrassed for me.
One thing I am not saying is ‘New Year, New Me’. It will be a new year but an improved version of me. Who is going to keep battling depression but be a little more badass at the same time.
So lets take 2018 by the balls and make it our bitch and please join me for RED January!