Phase 1 of the 25lifecrisis

You are NOT ALONE!

After much procrastination, I’ve decided why not attempt writing about it, we are all going through our own journeys & struggles. Let’s share them so we don’t feel so alone!

A bit about me ;

25, PTSD sufferer (not at the the survivor stage just yet), victim of migraines, pastry chef, & in the midst of figuring life out (really not too well).

Where do I start? Depression? Anxiety? Why is it not spoken of more? And why, when we do tell people about your mental health, they get uncomfortable?

In recent events – with the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, it’s shone a huge light on a few things ;

  • NO-ONE talks about it
  • It does not matter who you are, if you’re a sufferer, we are ALL in the same boat.
  • We definitely need more awareness, + to not be afraid to speak.

I have had PTSD for a few years now, currently in therapy for it, but it never quite leaves you, does it? Top that with an addiction problem, you have yourself a recipe for a lifetime in therapy! Yet only a handful of people know this. Because telling someone you live with a condition that is not physically visible, goes past most people’s heads. If it’s in your mind it should be an easy fix, hey? Wrong. It’s so much harder because we are also faced with the stigma, the stares, the “don’t be sad.” Oh gee thanks, we did not think of that. We woke up this morning thinking, “nope, today I will choose to be sad, screw happiness!” Why would we want to live this? Voluntarily?!

Just a quick first post to introduce myself. No, this blog is not going to be centred around this, we will discuss everything this lovely age entails. But as this is currently a huge issue, it felt like the best way to start and say, you are not alone.

Sending love your way,

Emma B ♡

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    I absolutely experienced, what I determined to be, a quarter-life crisis. It was tough and lasted a number of years. I googled it at the time and found out that it was indeed a thing, but I didn’t really see much in terms of real experiences. I think everyone expects to have everything worked out in life by the time you reach 25 but I suspect this is rarely the case. As we age we consider life differently and I am not sure that ever really stops. It is our mindset and levels of acceptance that seems to have made the difference for me. This is such an important topic and hats off to you for raising awareness.
    Amy
    http://missamyrach.com

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    1. Emma B says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Amy. It’s true, we ‘should’ have it sorted but no one really does. I’m so glad you are out of it and I am a huge fan of your de-cluttering, been keeping an eye out for it on twitter! Definitely seems therapeutic I may have to try! (and of course, hinching)
      xx Emma

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  2. Rachael Hope says:

    I really enjoyed this post. I have an invisible illness (Fibromyalgia) and it just makes people uncomfortable when I bring it up pahaha When people at work ask me about my weekend, I just say oh yeah it was a chilled one. Every time I have been honest in the past and said I spent the weekend bed bound and recovering ready for Monday, they look at me all confused. Sigh! There is still so much work to be done. But just by opening up about it here, you are really helping. Great post xx Rach xx

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    1. Emma B says:

      Oh I SO feel that! It takes me days to prepare myself for anything!! Hats off to you to still be working, that’s amazing. Hopefully through these channels we can raise more awareness and have people know that there is so much more than meets the eye. Thank you for your lovely comment Rachael, hope you have a wonderful weekend relaxing 🙂 xx Emma

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