About Me

Hello and Welcome! I’m Anna and have been dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since I was seventeen years old.

PTSD comes with a whole host of mental health issues from anxiety and depression to  flashbacks and panic disorder which alone are a handful to deal with at the best of times.

Before I had many misconceptions about mental illness. I never understood why people couldn’t just get over it and be happy or they were just acting extra sad for attention at school. Honestly, the misconceptions around mental health know no bounds.

Personally, I always hid behind a smile and still find my experiences really difficult to talk about. At the beginning I was too ashamed to tell anyone what was happening to me and when I got the courage to open up to a few close friends one of them said “I don’t understand, you always seem so happy.” Most people who know me now have no clue what has really been going on.

There are so many things over the last four years that affect me differently in everyday life than they used to. Simple thing like my sight has changed, I literally see things differently. Although I’ve mostly learnt to control it, this change was truly one of the most terrifying experiences I’ve had. Trying to explain what I see and feel was so difficult and I really thought no one would properly understand.

That was until I met someone else who had been through a similar experience to me. I have never been more shocked to find out the that many of the “side effects” I thought I suffered alone were shared by her! The comfort it gave me was like no other.

Getting better is a process which can take years and PTSD has definitely changed me forever and in some aspects for the better.

So, What am I doing now?

My life has been put on hold somewhat. For example I always thought I would go to University but I was so immersed in trying to get through the everyday that it just slipped away from me. And realistically I don’t think I would have survived away from my family and support network at home.

Going traveling is also something I’ve always wanted to do and for the same reasons as above I hadn’t believed I could do it – let alone by myself. So I quit my job to embark on an adventure!

My mission and my passion is twofold:

Firstly I would love to reach out to anyone who feels, for whatever reason, that they can’t do something big or small. I hope that by reading my blog I can encourage people to take steps in the right direction towards a goal or a lifelong dream to be fulfilled.  You don’t have to have a mental health issue to feel anxious, scared or unsure to do something.

Secondly I will be blogging about my past experiences to show how the challenges of normal life and traveling alone affect someone like me. There needs to be a change in how people perceive mental health, so what better way than to see than the world through my eyes?

I am very fortunate to have had some brilliant support over the years but I know others aren’t so lucky. I would love it if I could help anyone to realise that they are not alone and the world is still your oyster!

Give me a follow for updates!



6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi I would just like to say after reading this article it as described me to a T I have felt all them things which have been put into this article and more I have been throw so much in my life and experienced some horrible stuff going back to about seven years that’s when I first got my panic attacks and anxiety and my life changed. My life now ime still trying to cope with certain things and by reading this has been very helpful and I find talking to people can help but doesn’t make things go away I get good days and bad days and one thing really affects me is doing something spontaneous that starts my panic attacks off. Just righting this last bit now as started me to get a panic attack how my body can just change like this is so annoying and makes me fill horrible
    So sorry my mind as gone A Wire now so until next time good by and I’ll keep reading your Articles thank you


    1. Hi Scott, thank you so much for writing to me and I can see how difficult it was for you to write which I totally understand. When I first started writing this blog I used to get so anxious and derealised and panicky but I’ve gotten better with it as I keep getting stronger which you will too 💪🏽

      I don’t know if you’ve seeked help or how much of it but keep getting help and support and you will get better I promise!

      Thank you for reading and for commenting 🙂


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