Friday, August 6, 2010

Its my Blogoversary

Yup! It's my blog's first birthday! A whole year since I first wandered onto the blogosphere! I hope you've enjoyed the craz-eeeee!

Let's have a look back at the last 365 days...
  • It took me a while to figure out the whole stat counter gadget thang, so I've only had that installed for about 10 months, but its currently hovering at 5983 visitors... Not the crazy amounts of hits some of the greater blogs out there recieve, but still either ya'all find somewhat I've said interesting or amusing in a tragically pathetic way!
  • I started this blog with a new therapist (D) who I had been seeing for about a month, along the way I have somehow picked up a Case Manager and a Psychiatrist...well technically I guess I've had 2 Case Managers and 2 Psychiatrists... but (M) and (Dr F), my current MH peeps are pretty damned good (most of the time)
  • I also managed to (after having avoided hospital for about 18 months) get myself hospitalised 6 times in the last year, spending nearly three months all up in hospital...sigh.
  • This will be my 209th post... didn't quite stick to my goal of posting every day, but still a fair effort considering the aforementioned time spent in psych ward captivity, no?
  • I've been on 7 different medications in the last year... I'm still trying to lose the weight from the damned anti-psychotics!
  • I've had approximately 112 therapy sessions (including phone sessions while I was away). Argh! Even at the sliding scale fee (D) kindly offers me... this has cost me about $3500
  • I had a boyfriend. I dumped the boyfriend. We got together again. I dumped him again. Yeah... I'm a biatch.
  • I started volunteering, which I still absolutely love
  • I completed my Practicuum for Uni against all odds. I then decided to drop out of Uni two weeks later. Seemed crazy, but I still think it was the right decision.
  • I went horseback riding, highroping, on a trip to Melbourne and Tasmania... seems I do still have a bit of a life afterall.
  • I also spent countless hours lying in my bed, unable to get the motivation or energy to dress or eat
  • I got drunk for the first time in six years.... then again, and again.... I think I've managed to knock that bad habit back on the head now...
  • I discovered
  • I had my 27th birthday... which I spent in hospital. I'm getting kind of old, eh?
  • I've had three different hair colours, three different mobile phones and three chest infections...three's the magic number!
Well, that's a few highlights and lowpoints of the year. Laughter and tears. Thanks for sharing it with me. Thanks for commenting and supporting. I kind of can't believe I stuck to it a whole year. I also can't believe how fast the year went. And although I really haven't moved that far forward (my CM and Therapist would jump down my throat for that, apparently they see 'great strides!'), it was a crazy year and I am proud of myself for getting through, and sticking around.

Peace and love,


  1. Happy birthday, blog! Although you've had some ups and downs it looks like the last 365 days were pretty good overall. What do you think?

    Wishing you well,

  2. Happy Birthday to your blog, I recently had my 1st birthday one too :-)

  3. Happy Birthday to your blog! :)
    It's interesting when you look back at what's happened in the past year, isn't it.
    Ahh, that's one unfortunate thing about living in Australia, our public mental health system isn't so great so that we have to fork out the money for therapy.

    Take care,
    Cassie x