Inner Peace

 
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It’s #TimeToTalk – What Is Normal?

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When we are struggling with mental health it is easy to fall into the trap of wishing to be ‘normal’. Wishing to be like everyone else. Believing that because we struggle we are somehow not normal. Well normal is an illusion. What is ‘normal’ for the spider is chaos for the fly. The ‘normal’ we think we see everyone else enjoying is quite probably not what it seems at all. It’s very possible that the person who’s normal you envy is looking at your in jealousy of your ‘normal’. Don’t get sucked into craving something that doesn’t exist. Life is complicated enough without that.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health then please don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone. You are not alone and help is available. By opening up and starting the conversation we can move forward together and look to a mentally healthy future. Below are links to a range of fantastic organisations that can provide information, advice and services.

The Samaritans – http://www.samaritans.org
Mind – http://www.mind.org.uk
Young Minds – http://www.youngminds.org.uk
Papyrus (prevention of young suicide) – https://www.papyrus-uk.org
Rethink Mental Illness – http://www.rethink.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – https://www.afsp.org
Please do not struggle alone.
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Searching For an Anchor

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I am tossed back and forth on stormy seas.
Certainty,
Fear,
Inadequacy,
Elation,
Inspiration,

Buffeted by indecision,

Buoyed up by hope.

Too many winds to follow.
They fight for attention,
Brewing up a storm in the
Tiny,
Infinite spaces
In my head.

In my heart.

The mundane and the magical,
Are one.
Both will bring sunshine and clouds
To this beautiful chaos of mine.

My compass spins,
I am directionless,
And full steam ahead.

Soar with gulls in cloudless skies,
Go with the flow
And swim against the current.

I am the raging squall.

I am the lull.

I am searching for an anchor.

For a moment
Of pause
Inside this invisible chaos.
It is beautiful,

But

I’m tired
And searching for an anchor.

The Year Draws On…

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It’s getting colder, and busier. Which must mean it’s nearly Christmas. This poor little corner of the internet has been very neglected as we try and get through all the DIY bits that need finishing, the presents that need wrapping, the super busy time at work, Christmas dos, visiting friends and family and all the other lovely exciting chaos this time of year brings. I will, at some point, get round to sharing some of then exciting things that have been going on, but for now I hope you are enjoying all the anticipation of December and wish you the happiest of festive seasons.

The Best Sort of Busy

Well the chaos has definitely been thriving over here the last few weeks, which as you may have noticed means my lovely little corner of the blogosphere has been rather quiet.

So I thought I’d give you a little insight into my current busyness, just to reassure you I’m still here…

Buying our first house is well underway now, it’s very exciting and scary and expensive! We can’t wait for it all to go through and finally have a home of our own to play with. What do you think of the first page of our mood board book?

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Work has been busy busy busy, filled with lots of ups and downs and feeling uncertain. It’s been tough but I think things are working themselves out. The Easter holidays was going to be the time to plan lots of lovely blog things but I was too poorly the first week to do much other than sleep, which inevitably then meant the second week was filled up with seeing friends and cleaning the house! Hence all the ad hoc blogging and the quietness.

I’ve been on a bit of a book series binge over the lat few weeks having read the entire Mortal Instruments series, the Mistborn Trilogy, the first two books of the Stormlight Archive and now onto the third. I am inhaling books. And I love it!

I’ve made a start on another page in my art journal, which I’ll share when it’s done, and made a bit of jewellery as well…

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Lovely leaf earrings…

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…and a little lightbulb necklace!

So life is currently filled with the best sort of busy and I’m keeping track of it all through my #100happydays posts on Facebook. When I reach the end of the hundred days I think I’ll do a blog post showing all of them together.

I hope all your days are happy and busy as well. 🙂

Silence.

Today I don’t really have words. There seems to be a lot going on, and somehow not very much at the same time.

There is both chaos and silence behind my eyes.

I tried to think of something to post, something to share, something to write. But all I kept getting was a buzzing in my ears.

So apart from these few words of nothingness I’m leaving the page blank.

Maybe I’ll try again tomorrow.