Tomorrow, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. It is the perfect day for me to launch this website: mental health is one of the key features of this site which will hopefully soon become very apparent!
This website is a safe space. It is safe because I have been through many things in my life which have granted me great empathy and there is no judgement here. The main premise of Say It’s Okay is that we all have feelings, both good and bad, and that’s okay. For example, it is okay to feel sad, it is okay to feel worried, and it is okay to feel blue. There are ways of coping with these feelings, but the basic premise is that we should not shy away from them.
I have been messing around with this website for weeks, thinking to myself that by 10 October I will have managed to get it all singing and all dancing and looking simply fabulous. Well, guess what? I haven’t managed (yet!) to make it so, but that is not important for now. That will come. And indeed, I am trying to view my website a bit like a mirror of my life. For, after all, when will our lives ever look perfect and when will we be all singing and all dancing?
For now, please know that you are welcome, whether you are 5 or 65. Content will be added in the coming days and weeks, which will hopefully help you with your worries and concerns, hopes and fears.
If there is anything you would like me to focus on, let me know – I want this to be a joint effort!
And please, be patient – I will continue working hard to get this website looking ‘just so’. Or, at least, ‘good enough’, for isn’t that all we can hope for?