Thought I would post a little something to get started.
As someone who has experienced both depression and severe anxiety amongst a few
other things, I'm excited to explore beyond Blue as well as get involved
wherever I can. For me it’s been a bumpy journey but I am someone who
miraculously came out on the other side and I did it alone. This was a
sub-conscious knowing inside myself that even though the feelings and thoughts
were unbearable at times, giving up was not an option. I knew without knowing
(and I know that doesn't make much sense) that my life had a purpose and MY
BEING deserved as much love and respect as ANYONE on this planet. There was a
warrior inside of me that ALWAYS existed, but because of society and my
surroundings, that warrior was ignored. I won’t say that I still don't have
challenging days, I'm human. However, due to my own heart aching for justice
certain things took place that finally put all the pieces of the puzzle
together for me. I am now able to turn to that warrior inside of me whenever I
I guess what I'm trying to say is regardless of the intensity of your
struggles, (and when I say intensity I don't use that word casually. I know
what it feels like to want to rip open your own body to breathe. To feel like you’re
drowning when other people are around you. To watch as everyone seems to skip
through life except you and all you can think about is when will it all end...
trust me I know) BUT when you start allowing yourself to listen to that inner
warrior, you won’t need to be afraid anymore. You will find that everything
you've been searching for is already inside of you. I won’t go into every
single detail as much as I would love to, but like I said I'm so excited to be
involved and connect with other people to grow, share, and hopefully inspire.
I am studying youth work online at the moment and looking for
volunteer/placement work within beyond blue, so I'm very excited to keep
checking back and see when spots become available.
ANYWAY, hope that this is an ok start to my journey with beyond blue.
I look forward to chatting with others and meeting some awesome new
Lots of love.