Received this comment today:
"Wow Angel! I was just looking up information about Denmark and stumbled on to your blog. I feel like I understand almost everything you've said! If you still access this site, please email me on Yahoo at aimeecwoods. Since you haven't blogged since 2010, I'm curious as to how your life has gone. It was like reading a good story with no conclusion! "
So I thought I'd catch you up on life. It,s been about a year since I last wrote- I can't believe it's been so long!
As usual my life has been a roller coaster. I still hear from Christian, who despite having a new gf has been texting mé. We dó seem to have a Strange connection but it is time to let that go.
I've changed jobs this year and thinking of changing again soon. I love what I'm doing now- teaching people about mental health and reducing stigma but the government funded project ends in December so need to find something else. Have been offered a job but it's only a five month contract and need the security as Alex ( yes he's still around!) and I are looking to buy a home.By all the testimonials I have gotten turns out I'm great at teaching and have now a sessional position with a uni but it's only 1 day a week term time.It's great trying to develop good nursing attitudes and reduce mh stigma from bottom up.
It's a different story on the ward however. Everyone is suffering compassion fatigue. I'm embarking on a research project on the topic trying to do something about it but It's very sad.
am also looking at starting a business with a colleague which will focus on mental health training and with the philosophy that doing the right thing comes before profit. We will also be tithing.
Other than that I'm proper job hunting and have applied for a staff educator post at a notorious " asylum" type hospital here and have been offered a CAMHS triage level 3 but only on a 6 month contract- which scares me as we are looking at buying a house and need more security and although it's likely I'd get further work there, there are no guarantees
We have a plan to let to students too as we would be 10mins from a few uni's and that would help out a lot too :)
The bipolar seems under control now but the PMDD is still causing me problems so finding that I'm hypersensitive to my progesterone and sleep and cry a lot when that kicks in which isn't good but Alex is a great support.
Alex. What can I say he's just amazing he understands that I have these biological illnesses and supports and looks after me totally. For someone 10 years younger than me he's more mature and understanding than anyone. Alex has just started his career as a lawyer and so he wants to wait a couple of years before we settle down. Problem with this though is that at 35 I have a low egg count- so we've been seeing a fertility specialist to advise us what to do and get the results in a follow up in a couple of weeks.
So Angels future? House marriage kids? It's looming like my happy ending may well be around the corner...
So the plan from here on