I feel I should tell you a little bit about myself . . . where I’ve come from and what my life looks like. I’m 36 and my life’s story, so far, would be a bit of a novel. So I thought I’d list a few highlights that hopefully give you an idea of who I am.
I grew up and lived in the same house, for 26 years, with my mum and sister.
I was the kaea, lead singer, in my primary school Maori Culture Group.
At the age of 13 I decided to become a graphic designer.
My mum, sister and I spent a lot of time travelling NZ, spectating and helping out with rallying.
My Silver Fox and I met on a blind date.
My favourite destination so far is Santorini.
I’m mum to two boys and we live in South Auckland.
I’ve worked for myself for over 10 years.
In late 2015 I started a kids activity box business which I recently closed.
I LOVE music! From Opera to Hip Hop and everything in-between.
And, I hate my teeth!
There’s obviously a lot more to me which you’ll hopefully learn through following the blog. If you want to learn more now, you can read about my depression here.
I started this blog because I wanted to share my story about depression and inspire others to tell theirs
I used to think depression was a weakness so kept it to myself for a long time. When I decided to trust in my friends and tell them about my depression, I was shocked to hear that many of them are/were experiencing the same thing. And when I told my GP this, she said she’s prescribing anti-depressants to about seven people a week.
“A result of today’s lifestyle!”, she said. WTF?!
We shouldn’t be living our lives like this. Depression shouldn’t be a way of life. Something needs to change!
But what can I do? How can I make a difference to other mum’s dealing with depression, feeling isolated and alone?
I’m no expert but I can share my story in the hope that I can remind you that you’re not alone and that you’re one F.A.B Mumma!
I SHOULD EXPLAIN WHERE FAB MUMMA COMES FROM
F.A.B stands for Fog And Bubbles.
Fog is how I describe my depression.
Bubbles reflects the real me . . . fun, effervescent, friendly, outgoing etc.
And of course, F.A.B is short for fabulous . . . because I am. We all are.
Mumma as I have two kids but also because I’m one HOT mumma! LOL