Obligatory introductory post… (well, that’s a mouthful)

I suppose that if I’m going to start writing a blog, I really ought to write an introductory post! This is my first time writing a blog. It was a slightly spur of the moment idea but one that has periodically popped into my head plenty, only this time I decided to take the leap. I’m pretty excited, and also a little terrified to be putting myself out there for all to read and take however they may. 

I’m a 28 year old single Mum to a 4.5 month old, I had my baby mere weeks before lockdown began. 

Whilst many people experienced a real low, and a real sense of loss during lockdown. I was pretty lucky to be on maternity leave with my tiny human, experiencing amazing new things. Lockdown overall has been wonderful for me, it’s been a time for me to have a break from working life, bond with my daughter, and really reconnect with myself too. There was a slight, er, blip where I almost died, but that’s a story for a different post.

Writing is something that I’ve always done in one way or another. I often write things out to help myself work through a thought process, or work through something emotional. Writing however, accidentally became something I largely forgot about, without even realising. During lockdown I’ve rediscovered my love for writing. Lockdown gave me the time to really sit and rekindle the old passion, to mindfully reconnect and remind myself how beautifully cathartic and fun writing can be for me. I’ve even started writing my first novel!

My life has not been a straightforward one. I’ve experienced many mental health difficulties, and I’ve had traumatic experiences aplenty, my life has in no way been easy, and in many ways the odds were against me for a long time. With the help of a lot of therapy, I’ve worked hard to get to a place where I’m happy within myself, have some confidence and self-esteem, and become stable and grounded (albeit still with the odd manic spell). Thus I’ve become a huge advocate of equality. I fight for equality in every single possible place, and I celebrate the heck out of diversity.

This blog is a place for me to write about whatever I want to write about at the time. I won’t be focussing on a single subject, instead I hope this will become a place for me to write about things in my life; to let out emotive and passionate ramblings; or to write about whatever I feel needs to be brought to attention at that moment. I’ll write about my life, and the wonders and difficulties of single parenting. I’ll talk about the cool places I’ve travelled to, or an exciting or unusual experience I’ve had, or maybe things going on in the world. Honestly, this journey is a little experimental for me.

I’ve no doubt this blog will be real and sometimes raw, there will be highs and there will be lows. There will be humour and there will be cringes.

I look forward to sharing this experimental blogging journey along the way, and finding my metaphorical feet with you.

Published by amberb320

A single, working Mum and aspiring writer, trying to navigate a pandemic in Bristol, UK.

10 thoughts on “Obligatory introductory post… (well, that’s a mouthful)

  1. It’s weird to see on the page how I feel (or maybe I am reading into it?). I’ve struggled with mental health all my life and resisted doing anything about it for the majority of it. Medication turned my life around. It’s hard talking about it but I always feel like I should in case it helps anyone else understand their mental health more.

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    1. Thanks Natalia. It is so hard to talk about Mental Health, society and stigma make it really hard to be open about it. I’ve struggled my whole life like you, and I hope that sharing my experiences will help to break some of the stigma and normalise Mental Health difficulties. I’m really glad medication is helping you, and hopefully talking about it will also help you as well as others. X

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  2. Well I read them the wrong way around but even so well done you!!
    Being able to share like this is amazing and knowing how great a mum you are despite your exploding insides is a testament to your resolve xx

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