Lyf (Merry Christmas!)

So it may seem like I’ve gone ghost for a while, I guess I kind of have. It’s safe to say it’s been a roller-coaster few months and I’ve not handled everything as well as I’d hoped. But, as my good friend says, we are only human.

Whilst I’ve not been blogging I’ve been using an app called lyf. Lyf has so far been fantastic for me. It’s a place you can share your journey, every deep dark thought, every high, anything you think or feel. You can post anonymously or share your identity.

Following on from my last blog post, Dear Me,Β  I created a journey, (series) on lyf titled Dear Me, and I’ve shared a few letters or notes to myself. I’ve had so much support from total strangers, they’ve shared their stories, sent messages of support and thanks for being honest. I’m following several other peoples journeys too. It’s incredible finding a community of like minded people who are all keen to help each other through their struggles.

I thought I would share my most recent Lyf post with you all here.

Dear Me,

Merry Christmas. It’s just another day. Another day you have to battle with your demons, face the awful reality and learn to cope with the disappointment, depression and heartache.

Today won’t be easy but remember how much you have to be grateful for. Today you will be surrounded by friends and family. You’ll have good food, good music, gifts. You will dance, drink, play silly games and unwrap presents. Today is a good day.

To anyone reading this, I hope you have a great day. This time of year sucks for so many people and I feel it’s important for us all to be grateful for everything we have no matter how insignificant it may seem.

This has been the worst year of my life so far and yet knowing there are people out there so much worse off than me does not help in the slightest. Show your love and appreciate every moment you have.


Β I’ll be back in the new year to share my lows and highs, to catch you up on some of the amazing things I’ve been up too and of course some of the mistakes I’ve made. It’s safe to say I am ready to say goodbye to 2017 and kick ass in 2018.


A big Merry Christmas from the Healey Mad House xxxx


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