Never give up on you. Never give up on your hopes and dreams. It is possible to get through the seemingly impossible.
I wanted to do this vlog to talk about feeling like we can never achieve, never be who we want and never achieve our goals and dreams.
Anyone that have read my BOOK will know the blocks that have stopped me moving forward in relation to mental illness and I just wanted to tell you all why even when you feel like it’s impossible, like you will never be able to work towards your goals, like you will never get past just not wanting to be around anymore…..Why things can and do change and to say just never give up on you. Even when it’s all you want to do. I have been there. I may even go back to being there at some point because mental illness follows us around but I do know now that if I have got through it before I can again…and again….and again. It’s totally possible to find a space in your brain that will eventually tell you the same even if you don’t feel that way now.
Just don’t give up on you. Keep those goals and dreams close to your heart and don’t let them go, for they will keep you going.
“I’d love to write a book”
I had always wanted to write a book. Specifically one about my own journey through mental illness and a childrens picture book. I didn’t know where to start. Little old me couldn’t do that, right?!
I am so excited to say that I have just signed a contract to publish my childrens picture book “Felix The Fox And His Awesome Odd Socks” through Beercott Books
The story aims to promote self acceptance, diversity and positive mental health amongst young children – Something that I feel very passionately about.
This comes a week or so after my book In Bloom Not broken went live for purchase via Amazon (the paper back will be added shortly if you prefer a real book to hold!)
Since doing this, a lot of people have said to me “I’d love to write a book” or “I wouldn’t know where to start”……Let me tell you now – I didn’t either!
I have made this short video to touch on this and to say you can do whatever you want to do! Just go for it!
Firstly apologies for my quietness, I have had a HORRIBLE flu plus a kidney infection on top making one poorly Katie for a couple of weeks that has left me with Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome and wonderful continuous IBS issues which has just totally wiped me out and left me struggling to do much of anything at all which in the land of me who likes to be constantly active and creative has managed to sink some feelings of depression and anxiety in to the mix!
However on a much more positive note I am super excited (and nervous) to day that my book In Bloom Not Broken is now available on Amazon in ebook format and the paperback will also be available soon!
Amazon UK HERE
Amazon US HERE
This is so exciting as this is something I have wanted to do for so long but I had to wait until I was in the right place to be able to go through my life, feelings and thoughts with great honesty to wriye the book I wanted it to be and that included going through 10 diaries filled with raw emotion and feelings to add to the book.
I wanted it to be raw, honest, no heirs and graces to really let people inside the mind of someone struggling with mental illness and for those struggling themselves to be able to relate in a real way that would show they are not alone with their feelings and thoughts including those that may feel embarrassing or shameful. I wanted it to be something that would offer hope to others that things can get better even when that seems totally impossible and you no longer want to live if you just hold on.
It’s a scary thing to bare your soul, share diary entries and aspects of your life that are so personal that for a long time I was ashamed of. I am not ashamed anymore though and I hope this book will allow others to feel the same and get something from it.
It would mean the absolute world me if you could support my journey and have a read! If you do buy it and like it please do leave a review as they really help. I would love to hear what you think once you have read it so feel frew to contact me!
I never thought i’d actually write a book and would like to say a HUGE thank yoi to Eliezer Tristan Publishing who believed in my story.
I also want to say that this shows you can do anything you put your mind to. You really can if you just go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. If I can do it so can you! Never give up on yourself or your dreams ♡