Category: mental health

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

My “day job” is as a freelance writer and editor: copywriting, copyediting, marketing, articles, and blogs are all in my wheelhouse and I have a range of clients. I’m lucky to be busy enough to pick and choose who I write for, usually managing… Continue Reading “Dealing with Imposter Syndrome”

NaPoWriMo Day 9 – Luck

Luck is a double-edged knife All last week It pointed up Lurking at the back Point threatening and insecure Making me unsure Then out it pops Right way up Point down Knife strapped firmly to the wood Some good luck, at last I think… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 9 – Luck”

NaPoWriMo Day 12 – Memory

It’s come up twice now Memory The white wispy shape Ephemeral Moving away faster Than I can grasp And honestly That’s okay I don’t need to remember Everything Then all these faceless Photos Pamphlets Shirts and ties Opinions Camaraderie And worse And I cursed… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 12 – Memory”

NaPoWriMo Day 8 – The Queen

She is sovereignty Walking the land Owning it Loving it Guiding it, somehow She sets the boundaries She is the boundaries Firm, kind as she needs to be Unwavering, a favourite word May I waver not Though the firmer I set my boundaries The… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 8 – The Queen”

NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Stillness

I’m currently building a deeper relationship with my tutelary deity, an Mórrígan, based on studies with the Irish Pagan School and my own observations and experience. One tool I’m using is a deck of oracle cards by Morpheus Ravenna and Hannah Storyteller called The… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Stillness”

NaPoWriMo 2021

You may have already noticed that I’m partaking in NaPoWriMo 2021, the annual poetry writing month that inspires writers of all abilities to try and compose a poem every day. Recently diagnosed with CPTSD and suspected ADD, I’ve discovered that my always terrible time… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo 2021”

NaPoWriMo Day 3 – Slap

A slap to the face Leaves a red mark Obvious, critical, easily criticised So we shun Physical violence. A heart racing Blood pumping Veins jumping Throat popping and retching Hands tingling Muscles twanging Tired, old guitar strings Tired of being played; Not so obvious… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 3 – Slap”

Avoiding the News

I used to roll my eyes at people who avoided the news. I saw it as a kind of “head in the sand” mentality. Refusing to accept facts. Living in a dream world. Frankly, I was a bit of a tool about it. Over… Continue Reading “Avoiding the News”

Saturday Night Takeaway

Do you know what sucks most about other people’s attitudes towards mental health? The assumption that because you can cope some of the time, you should be able to cope all of the time. Today was a day off. I worked bloody hard all… Continue Reading “Saturday Night Takeaway”

Daytime

I go to bed in daytime now The night is so passé The songbirds are my lullaby The sunrise lights my way To sleep, perchance to dream, I hope Though not of recent times Of angst and shopping trips gone mad Of social distance… Continue Reading “Daytime”