Sorry I'm a tad late tonight, it's just that I've been buzzing around my room like a joyous little bumblebee. Hehe, bumblebee. Sorry, that word makes me laugh, like pork chops. Ah, I had pork today; stuffed. It was heavenly.
So yes, firstly, what did I do today? Well, I had to go shopping and I bought a festive mug, full of penguins and other beautiful creatures that makes me smile like this:
I also had a sausage roll from Percy Ingles because I just couldn't resist it, okay. There was a small feeling of guilt afterwards, but I soon swallowed it and I felt mighty happy that I had something so delicious to eat. Okay, my vocabulary is becoming slightly too hyperbolic; almost like Victor Frankenstein. Ah, Frankie, those were the days!
Speaking of the days, the other day, I emailed my former tutor, Ms Perera to let her know about my first term at University. I also expressed my desire to one day return to the school and discuss mental health (obviously!) It's been a roller coaster these last few months and it just makes me more determined to speak to those students to let them know that even when times get tough and exam/uni/life pressure gets you down, you don't need to let it take over your life. The email was obviously well structured and I like to think emotive. I really wish I had someone around my age talk to me about what I was feeling, just to know that I'm not alone. I think it's great that the school is upping their attitudes to mental health, but I truly believe that having someone that had only just left come back to talk to them, actually understanding what it's like, will be better than any presentation/lecture/paper that a teacher could give.
So I am so proud to announce that in the new year, I will be more involved with the school and they have something planned for mental health, which I will be also involved with. I felt immensely proud discovering that the Drama department was teaching GCSE students 'Find Me' (a play tackling mental health), so this has just made me smile even more and has made me want to fight even harder for mental health.
Just because we live with mental health doesn't mean we should have to suffer!