What makes me.. well me?

I was asked to set up this blog by my counsellor, she asked me the infernal question of what makes me, well me? and I couldn’t answer so she told me to brainstorm everything that makes me as a person. So here we go….

Paleo Cooking: I will definitely be covering many recipes on this blog as this diet has changed my life in remarkable ways. I have clear skin, energy and I’ve lost 5 stone in the 10 months since I started. I have always loved to cook but this diet has brought out my passion as it challenges you to think and work your way around problems such as not being able to use grains.

Alternative Fashion: I refuse to wear those daft clothes that the mainstream clothes shops say I should. My clothes make me the person I am today as much as anything. In my wardrobe you will find quirky designs, one off prints and a pair of mickey mouse leggings that my best friend calls ‘homeless fashion’ but I am very proud of. I spend a lot of my life in alternative shops debating if I could rock that look.

Bipolar type 2 disorder & adhd/whatever the hell they’ve decided is wrong with me this week: Its only been weeks since I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder & adhd and as much as I don’t want it to be part of my identity it has shaped the path I have walked for the last 10 /11 years. For those of you that don’t know what this is, it means I am mentally Ill, my moods cycle from high to very low over a period of time and affect my daily life in strange ways. It is both a blessing and a curse, when I’m up I’m a genius and when I’m down.. well not so much.

Rock/Metal music: You will never find me without my headphones, they are my anti anxiety medication, my bubble and my life saver. Music speaks to me and for me in a way that words never will be able to. Where people have failed to understand my life a good rock song never lets me down. My love of music extends from listening to writing lyrics and even led me into writing poetry as a teenager. I cannot tell you a favourite band as it changes so often but it will always be meaningful and possibly heavy. So if you see the girl with her headphones sticking out of her pocket near the edge of a mosh pit come and say hi, I really don’t bite!

Grunge art/urban art/graphic design: I studied graphic design at university and dropped out midway through my second year. The reason I dropped out not only had to do with my mental health but also to do with the fact they were trying to turn me into an illustrator. I am NOT and will never be an illustrator, I am a grunge artist. I love graffiti, urban exploring and how to see the world in different ways. As in my introductory post be the 1% that looks up in central London not the 99% that looks down and you will be amazed at what you see.

I think that’s enough for now, the rest can be explained later. Well done if you took the time to read all of that! I hope this gives you a better idea of what will be explained and explored during this ongoing arts project.

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