It’s been a heck of a year.
Long story short: I’ve had severe depression and anxiety, and, at the start of this year, I spent nearly six weeks in hospital because of it. I’m a lot better now, thank goodness, and that’s partly due to our wonderful National Health Service, partly due to all the support I’ve received from my awesome friends and family and partly due to me doing a lot of bloody hard work.
I almost deleted this blog, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it – I’ve put a lot of work into it, and looking back over it is like looking at a map of all the journeys I’ve been on over the last few years – so I’ve decided to keep it and use it to talk about my recent experience of mental illness and my current journey of recovery … plus whatever else pops into my head. I might post some of the arty crafty stuff I’ve been working on, and I might even try writing some stories again. Who knows?!
I’ve been posting on Instagram for a while. You can find me there as @crafting.out.loud if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to. I’ve also put a few videos on YouTube. You can find me on Facebook too.
Catch you soon!
Love Natalie x
“There’s a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen.