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Being with myself

by Emma Haddow


Having to be with myself always starts off hard. Eating well, sleeping well, being mindful of my thoughts, movements and actions makes my time alone nurturing, not lonely.

I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager, there have been times it crippled me, and I was afraid of everything. I started to face my fears my demons head on and still am.

It’s scary in the dark but what’s more scary to me is denying and suppressing what lurks beneath the surface. My mental health is good these days. My dark days are still here but I no longer turn them away.

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