Hello Everyone!

Hello everyone! I am sorry I have been quite quiet recently. I am still here, I have just been going through a very strange part of my life. I finally have the answers that I have been waiting for, about what has been going on with my mental health. I had my assessment in June…

Happy 2nd Birthday to Glitter In The Darkness! :D

Wow I can’t believe that I have had my very own blog for two years now! Quite often I have these “brilliant ideas” and they last a few days or weeks, then nothing ever comes of them. I did wonder if my blog would be another one of those things. It sounded like a good…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 17 (Heading towards the finish line, I hope)

Well… I DESPERATELY don’t want to jinx this, but things are starting to look quite positive around here in England. Definitely a lot more positive than things have been before. The vaccines are working their magic and the number of cases are falling. I heard on the news today that things are looking hopeful for…

How Losing Your Sight Can Change Everything

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I started blogging in 2017. At the time I did not have my own blog, but I wrote many posts for my local sight loss charity. I was and still am very passionate about making people aware of the impact that losing your sight can have…

Sight Loss and Mental Health

I originally wrote this post back in 2017 for the sight loss charity that I volunteer for. This post takes us back to the main reason that I started blogging, to highlight how losing your sight can effect your mental health. I was in a really bad way when my sight deteriorated and this is…

The Waiting Game

So here I am again, playing the waiting game. Waiting for help with my mental health. A few months ago now I contracted my local mental health service, who were absolutely USELESS! Such a contrast to last time. I know that they are completely run off their feet at the moment, but they haven’t treat…

Mood Swings and Roundabouts (They are more than just swings!)

When I first started to struggle with my PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) two years ago, I realised that my moods were very up and down. Some days I’d be really happy and bubbly, others I’d be quite stressed and then others I’d be quite down. Some days I’d just feel completely drained and washed…

Her – The Dark Side of My Mind

For years now I have been in a battle with Her, the dark side of my mind. The side of my mind that is full of negative thoughts. Throughout this time I have thought of this side of me a bit like a different person, like an evil twin. There’s the real me and then…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 15 (New Year, New Lockdown)

I should really start this post by saying Happy New Year, but I’m really not feeling it this year. Obviously I really hope that you do all have a great new year, but I’m not feeling so optimistic. Every new year’s eve I send everybody a text at midnight to wish them happy new year,…

How to Feel a Virtual Hug

Since the pandemic started last year, a hug is something that I don’t think any of us will take for granted again. We used to be able to hug complete strangers at new year and now we can’t even hug our loved ones. This is one of the things that I have struggled with the…