#SandsAwarenessMonth: What have we done

As #SandsAwarenessMonth draws to a close it’s a good time to share all that has gone on during this month of fundraising, awareness raising, blogging and political activity (the good kind). I’m turning orange because… The #SandsAwarenessMonth campaign encouraged people to turn their online profiles orange to mark the month.  Throughout this month I have shared, liked…

Simple question, rambling answer

Oh, she’s good. The second of my counselling sessions was a full on rambleathon touching on inappropriate reactions, sympathy vampirism, religion or lack thereof and fun. This blog is much the same… All questions or stories around all but the question of fun were long and winding.  They were marked by odd diversions, tangents and…

What happened after #TimeToTalk

I walked out of the book filled room and soft furnishings, blinking in the rare, bright sunshine with a lightness I hadn’t felt in a long time. It was my last session of counselling and a chance to reflect and see whether we had achieved what we set out to do together over the last…

Jab another pin in me

I must admit (again) she’s good. It was one of the areas I didn’t want to go to but she sucker punched me and knocked me there.  I didn’t even see it coming.  We started with a meander though work related chat and career aspirations and then we took a subtle detour. When you were…

You ask me how I feel

Following from my post on the majesty of River, it seemed like a good prompt to talk about my own new adventures in counselling. It’s only just started but it’s a promising start.  There’s structure and a plan. It’s not just a talking shop. I’ve rehearsed the story long enough and have a now ingrained…