Music is my Barometer aka the Escapist Blog

Hey guys,

Well I’m sitting here listening to White Zombie’s La Sexorcisto Devil Music Vol.1, yeah that’s right 1992’s finest! Actually this album brings back a lot of memories for me. I must admit, while trying my hardest to distract myself for my lack of love life, I’ve been feeling somewhat nostalgic. Been listening to a lot of old music I listened to in my teens and it’s amazing how music can trigger memories. It’s feels a lot like muscle memory how something like a particular bear or a riff can remind you of a different time taking you out of the here and now.

My fucking god I love music. It takes me on such an emotional journey. It can take me from the lowest lows to the highest of highs. Continue reading

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BPD and those pesky emotions.

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I know it’s been a long time between posts but to be honest I’ve been working on much more important things like getting my shit together. Now I find myself in a familiar situation and I’m compelled to write about it. But first I’d llike to educate some of you as to what BPD actually is. Buckle up folks, this one is a long one. Continue reading

Blog For Mental Health 2014

I was reading one of my favourite blogs called Infinite Sadness… or Hope?  It’s created by a wonderfully inspirational woman named Cate from across the Tasman Sea. That’s New Zealand for those of you not from Australia, and I came across a post titled “Blog For Mental Health 2014 (four in four)”. The more I read, I discovered I really liked the idea behind  Blog for Mental Health. It’s a campaign fronted by A Canvas For The Minds and so I signed up straight away. Here is my pledge for 2014.

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“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2014 Project.
I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others.
By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health.
I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.”

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A letter to my 18 year old self

Hey guys,

I found an awesome blog, found at http://hereismars.wordpress.com/ and it inspired me to do something myself. Check it out, it’s really great.

So yeah, here goes. Continue reading

Scars – A Beginning

Hey guys,

I’ve been writing some memoirs for my Non Fiction classes, and I’ve been delving into my childhood with some detail. It really got me emotional and got me thinking about the power of scars. And how they always stick with you. I’ve written a lot over the years about all this.

Now I’m going to go into some very personal things here, so if you don’t want to know then close this thing right now. I completely understand if you do. There will be no offence taken, trust me.

I have no idea how much I’m going to write, so it could be a long one. You have been warned.

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The Beast has Returned…

Hey guys,

Sorry I’ve been neglecting the blog. I’ve just been in a bad place, and I really haven’t felt much like writing. It’s all my own doing of course, being attached to people and feeling unsure of my place in the greater scheme of things. I’ve come to realize how easy it is to believe that change is possible, especially when you’re in a good place. But the real challenge lies in continuing on when the dark clouds roll in. Continue reading

The Birthday Blog aka Reflections on another year gone by.

Hey all,

Well another year in my life has gone by, and I’m not 33 years old. It’s been a year of significant changes for me. I’ve loved and lost, made some awesome friends, delved deeply my own psyche and more importantly, made some real progress in understanding both myself and my place in the world, and in my recovery from holding onto all the events that made me who I am today.  Continue reading

Video Series: Seeking a psychiatrist and random musings (as always)

Hey guys,

Just recorded an update for my Video Series. In this vlog I discuss my journey and my latest decision to seek a psychiatrist. So… Check out the video and let me know what you think. I’d really appreciate the feedback.

I’m still new at this, but I’m getting over the nerves thank god. It’s really helping to build my confidence, which can only be a good thing.

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Video Series: Depression: Random musings on living with Mental Illness

Hey guys,

I got a little emotional filming this one. I’m on the tail end of a major depressive episode, and I wanted to chronicle it and share my experiences with you all. I don’t mean to come across as pretentious. So far the experience has been very rewarding and also terrifying. But it’s all about growth and shedding the stigma behind mental illness.

As always, this is my experience so don’t take my words as gospel. Just reach out to someone, the rewards far outweigh the risks.

I believe in you, and you’re never alone even though it feels like it sometimes.

So… Check out the video and let me know what you think. I’d really appreciate the feedback.

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What goes up… Must come down.

Hey guys.

First off, I’ve been riding a wave of amazing creativity and positivity as of late. But now I’ve come crashing down to earth. It seemed inevitable really, but god it felt great for a while. In the spirit of what I’m trying to accomplish with this blog and the web show, I’m going to be open and honest at all times, not just when I’m feeling chirpy. It’s the least I can do, especially with my new determination to make something positive of this whole thing….

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