I’ve been tagged by Garry, the depressed moose…..
Here are my answers.
What is your proudest moment from your blogging career?
Do you know what? I’m just proud of my blog full-stop.
I started writing it when I was on the way back up after a pretty major crash and I’m still amazed that I’ve managed to keep it up.
Starting a blog about my journey is one of the best things I’ve ever done in terms of managing my mental health. It gives me something to focus on and helps me to challenge my thinking because instead of getting lost in it I have to work out how I’m going to write about it when I get home.
What is your proudest moment in your life?
Hmm. I think finishing my first degree. I was still in early days recovery from an eating disorder, and all things considered my brain really wasn’t well. At the beginning of my third year at University it all got too much and I tried to take my life. I didn’t succeed and I’m very proud that when I was strong enough, I took myself back to University and tried again and finished up with a rather respectable 2:1.
What is your biggest achievement?
I know it sounds daft, but getting to today is a pretty big achievement in my book. I’ve had some pretty dark times and it really is big news and a huge achievement that I made it this far.
What makes you feel happy when you’re down?
Sometimes, nothing helps – that’s the nature of the beast I suppose. When I get bleak like that I just have to hold on tight and wait for a different feeling to come along. The only good thing about feelings is that there is always another one on the way if you don’t like the one you’ve got.
If I’m just a bit sad as opposed to suicidal and bleak I crack open the Monk box sets. Rather aptly, I am obsessed with Monk and it never fails to make me smile*
Is there a particular song that makes you happy?
Loads probably, but sometimes even songs that make me happy end up making me sad because I think about listening to them when I was happy! If I have to pick just one I’ll go for this one:
Is there a film to make you happy?
Wow! I’m not sure there is. I’ve been racking my brains and all of my favourite films are sad! Could I pick a book instead? If so I’ll go with Jane Eyre because despite all the misery and heartache everything turns out okay in the end. Kinda.
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it do you clap your hands? Or what do you do?
If I’m happy and I know it and I really want to show it I laugh. Laughing is good for you and it’s nice to share it around if you can.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Oh I’ve got loads. I love a good quote! How about this one: ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together’?
Do you have a “happy place” where you like to go and hide from the world?
Apart from my bed which is the place I usually go to hide, I like to wander down by the River and empty my head a little.
If you was happy and I was sad how would you cheer me up?
You can’t always cheer people up. Sometimes you just have to be there for them whilst they wait for sad to pass. So if I was happy and you were sad, I’d head round to your gaff with a couple of tea bags, some lotto tickets and this:
And I’d keep you company till the sad had passed.
If happy was a person who would he look like in the real world?
Or maybe this:
Or perhaps even this (if it was a sentient being rather than a person):
Love from WeeGee xx
*Apart from Mr Monk and the kid, which never fails to make me cry!