I absolutely love having my own little home! 🏡🔑
I spent so many years of my life locked in a hospital being looked after by nurses and support workers. The times I was deemed well enough to be in the community, my Dad had to be my carer and had to spend so much time looking after me and keeping me safe etc. So basically, I’ve always had either my Dad or mental health professionals caring for me because I wasn’t well enough to look after myself and live independently.
I never thought I’d reach a stage where I could actually have my own little flat?! I’ve been here for 4 months or so now and it still feels so surreal but I love it! Don’t get me wrong, there are still mental health support workers in my block of flats that are on call and there incase I need them but I have a lot more independence than I’ve ever had before and a space, a flat, that is completely my own! 🙌🏻
I’m slowly transforming it into my own little safe place. I’ve started with fairy lights, positive quotes/affirmations on the walls, cards that people have sent me everywhere, pictures of myself and my loved ones, comfy blankets and cushions etc etc. I’ve still got a long way to go with decorating and personalising the flat with things that make me feel comforted and safe but it’s getting there ☺️ I’m still struggling a lot with so many aspects of my life but having some level of independence and my own little flat is such a big step forwards for me. It’s crazy how things change!
Although my life is still very difficult and very much impacted by my illnesses I’m so glad that I’m well enough to reach and maintain this stage in my journey. Always growing! 🌱❤️