What is there to tell? I don’t have a massively interesting backstory or funny anecdotes to share. I’m an honest guy. I try to be kind and compassionate at all times, but that may slip if I’m defending something I feel strongly about. I’m hoping a blog will be a good platform to start unravelling some of my frustrations on certain topics.
I was born in Blackburn, Lancashire but moved to Tadcaster, North Yorkshire when I was 3 weeks old. When I was 6 we moved again, and after an 8 week stay in Blackburn we landed in Sedgefield, County Durham. Rinse and repeat 3 years later with a 10 week stay in Blackburn before landing in Sale, Cheshire – where I’ve stayed until now.
I met my other half, Craig, when I was 17 via mutual friends and we’ve been together ever since. We have both had our fair share of trauma in our lives, with many barricades on our journey… but we are each other’s constant.
Mental health has unfortunately dominated my life since I was a child. Looking back I think it all began when I was about 9 – although it wasn’t acknowledged by a professional until I was in year 8 of high school. I’ve only had a couple of short periods in my life where I have been mentally well enough to make progress, but it’s never long before I relapse again and everything falls apart. I’ve had so many different diagnoses, been on multiple medication concoctions and seen more professionals than I can count, but I’m still broken. I’m nowhere near where I expected to be in life at my age – and this really gets me down – but maybe one day things will click into place.
I’ve collected a few smaller, fun facts about me here.