Have you ever heard it said that having a breakdown was the best thing that ever happened to someone? Although sometimes very painful, I have come out the other side a person changed for the better. No longer striving, I am able to have patience with myself and other people. I think I am nicer to know. I have given up pretending.
I joined Artyfolks, a Coventry art group for people recovering from mental health problems, in my 40s. I love it. We do projects with different media and I enjoy the variety. I have gained confidence to try out my ideas and not to worry about what other people think. To me it is play, fun, exploring, part of becoming me.