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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Things Get Better

I'm sorry that I haven't updated my blog in a while. I have been in hospital since February. I would like to share the following with you.

As most of you know I've had a pretty tough couple of years after the sudden death (suicide) of a close friend which led to me being hospitalised. Anyway, some of you may have noticed that in the last week I've become a lot more happier and positive and there is a reason for this...

Last week I was in Tesco browsing the books and came across Things Get Better by Katie Piper. If you haven't heard of her before she was raped by her boyfriend and then had a cup of industrial-strength sulphuric thrown in her face destroying her looks and damage to many parts of her body. I had a quick read of the back cover and decided to purchase the book. I thought it would be an average read but how wrong was I! The book is amazing and Katie Piper is a true inspiration. Although my story is nothing like Katies there are some similarities like we've both been at rock-bottom and not wanted to live. Katie however managed to find a way to cope and move forward in life.

A couple of weeks ago I was on 1:1 observations in hospital, self-harming and wanting to die. I'd had enough. Since reading Katie's story it has honestly changed my life around. I'm grateful for my family and my Nephew/Godson and although I may not have many real-life friends (I have 2) I am lucky to have them and know that they would do anything for me. I'm feeling happy and positive, wanting to live and to actually do things with my life. I can't believe that it has taken a total stranger to turn my life around but it has.

I would recommend this book to everyone, it really is a good read and Katie is a real inspiration.

A quote in from her book 'If you believe, you will survive.'

Some of you may be wondering what the point of this post and I suppose it's as the title says, whatever life throws at you things get better. I'm not belittling anyones problems as I agree life can be truly !!!! at times but with hope and determination things get better.

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