A gigantic thank you

Just a short post from me tonight. You’ve probably heard enough this week already. But that’s what I want to talk about; how fantastic it was to be heard when I was in a lonely, cold place with nobody to talk to. Writing about what was going on for me last week is one of…

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For a while I’ve been pondering starting a new blog, with a slightly different angle. There are so many great bloggers out there writing about their experiences in counselling and therapy, I thought it would be nice to create a place to bring all that great material together. The concept is this; a site to…

Quitting my psychiatrist

A few weeks after I see Dr L, I receive a copy of his notes on our meeting in the post. I’ve so far appreciated this (apart from when the letter went to a neighbour by accident), as it keeps me in the loop with what he is recording from our conversations. I was unsure…

Is my therapist reading this?

Anonymity is a beautiful thing. I never intended to disclose my identity on this site. That has given me enormous freedom to just purge what’s in my head onto the page. This is the first time in my life I’ve been able to do that. What came up in therapy today, among a lot of…

Trying to trust

I was going to begin by saying ‘it’s been two weeks since my last blog post’, but I realised that made it sound like confession. Which is interesting because, for me, blogging is not a million miles away from that concept. Here I write exactly what I want to say, because I am anonymous and…

Thank you

A year ago, I wrote my first post on this blog. I had no idea back then how important blogging would become in my life. I couldn’t have anticipated how much this community would one day mean to me. This space allows me to breathe. It is so valuable to have a place where I can…

I am still here

I’ve been scared of this blank page it stares accusingly at me asking why I’ve neglected the space the room to breathe that it offers It wants me to open my mind and let my fingers tell their secrets spilling my soul into the empty space and calling out to anyone who wanders by I…

Not all those who wander are lost

I wanted to share this today, for all the fighters and survivors out there. Whatever it is you’re battling, your story is unique and I won’t ever feel your pain like you do. I will never know or completely understand the suffering of others, but when I read the blogs of my online friends I get to…

There is always good. You are it.

This is going to sound crazy. Maybe a bit far out. It might leave you wondering who I am and what I’ve done with the Laura you know from these pages. But I’ve decided I need to push myself to occasionally write something positive, to try and let more of the light in. I always…

Liebster Award

I’ve come across all kinds of wonderful people since I started blogging back in September. I really didn’t expect it. I thought nobody out there would actually want to read my ramblings – let alone come back for more. So I was hugely flattered when my friend over at Rise of the Phoenix nominated me…

You matter in ways you cannot imagine

I got a lovely email a few days ago from someone who read my blog. He thanked me for being so open about my issues. But what really touched me was that he signed off by saying, ‘you matter in ways you cannot imagine’. Wow. What a powerful thing to say. I spend so much…