Part of my recovery involves me learning how to manage, and cope with, the knocks of life. Until recently I was not equipped for even the slightest of knocks. Over the past few years I've developed a tool kit to enable me to grow my resilience and resistance in challenging or emotionally charged circumstances. The… Continue reading Weebles Wobble But They Don’t Fall Down!
I'm learning so much about myself at the moment - during a time of self-help, self-discovery, and self-taught recovery. I'm learning about why I respond and react in certain ways, and how I can recover from my disorders. This journey started in 2013, but intensified in 2015, and has started to plateau into a slightly… Continue reading Parts
On Facebook I look at my 'memories' every day. I love to be reminded of what happened in previous years, and how far I've come in my recovery from mental health disorders (and how far I've got to go!). This isn't always good because it reminds me of the bad stuff that has happened too… Continue reading Memories
As I sit at work, in tears, I've decided I'd like to try to explain something to you. I fear doing so because of the stigma associated with it, but I feel the need to be brave - if nothing else I could do with some support, love, and indeed prayers. Anyone who has followed… Continue reading Dissociation
I've had a lot of time to think the past few days... I've been resting with a trapped nerve in my neck/shoulder - it's been agony! Thankfully sorted out by a physiotherapist today. As I've been resting I've been thinking about various aspects of my faith. These areas have mainly been around love, sexuality, inclusion… Continue reading Pondering
Hi! It's been a long time. Sorry about that. Life just keeps getting in the way. I've thought about writing for a long time, but have not got round to it. Business has picked up for me at Hannah Kirk Photographer. I've also been doing several courses recently. Also, I've had my part-time job and… Continue reading Life Keeps Getting In The Way…
During Lent I'm reading a book called The Art of Surrender written by my friend Kat. This is the blog post for yesterday's chapter which was titled, 'Surrender to God the way you see other people'. I used to think that I loved others more than I love myself - but that was often a… Continue reading Day 2 – The Art of Surrender
As far as Psalms go, this one is not too long. At 40 verses, though, it took me several minutes to read. I'll insert the Psalm here; before writing about it further: Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon… Continue reading Psalm 37
I've missed writing, but I've struggled to get back into it. My mental health hasn't been great recently, but, having said that I've actually taken some positive steps in my recovery. Of course, if I stop to look back on the past month, it's been filled with lots of blessings. One of the biggest blessings… Continue reading I’m Back!
This past 6 weeks have seen me start up the pet photography branch of my business. It’s been an adventure, and a steep learning curve, but one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I couldn’t have asked for 3 nicer clients, and their pets were amazing and a joy to photograph. When I put my first advert… Continue reading Branching Out – Pet Photography