Thursday, January 14, 2010


As I have been so totally pumped about 2010 and all of the delicious things it’s going to bring to everyone including myself.
I have just had a reality check; I am currently working on a campaign that is set to be HUGE and it will be really testing the waters to see what Social Media is REALLY capable of. My thought was this-

• What about the people you AREN’T pumped about the New Year who struggle with getting through the DAY let alone the YEAR.

• What about the people who WANT to be pumped BUT can not because there minds are not willing to allow them to.

• What about the people who are prepared to have a cracker of a year but their MINDS shutter at the thought and can’t process the work load.

• What about the people who just feel shit all the time and can’t figure out why

• What about the people who are drowned in pressure and work and can’t find their way through

• What about the new Mum who feels like it’s god damn ground hog day and is 2 seconds away from harming herself

• What about the Mum who is working, looking after the kids and her husband, who is getting pulled in every direction imaginable and doesn’t have the strength to say ENOUGH!

• What about the guy who is just Effing so angry and shitty all the time and is 2 seconds away from crying “But that would be weak” can’t get help “Because I’m too proud” because men have to tough.


• Do we seriously leave in a world where EVERYBODY feels the Effing need to hide the truth, to pretend that everything is OK when it’s not,
• We can not be open and honest with ourselves and others in fear of how we will be judged.

• That by admitting that we are Back from the Brink we our losing control and respect and appear weak?

It drives me God Damn mental that we STILL have this perception and apparently we do have to hide because unfortunately some people DO judge, DON’T get it and must have the most perfect life in the world, WHAT you’ve never had a bad day or bad thought BULL SHIT!


WATCH THIS SPACE because I’m on a mission.

Disclaimer: This article was written from a personal opinion and I am NOT a qualified in psychology or counselling. If you do need assistance with emotions or mental health, to seek assistance from your GP immediately.


MadCow said...

Awesome and on the spot as usual, Renee!

As author of Back From the Brink - I can tell you how hard that was to write! I can also tell you I had a big battle between "leading" and being a shining example of what my business is about, and having people think less of me and my business ... along lines of "she's got mental problems, that explains a LOT"

(yes, I'm a huge failure and big fraud and just waiting for everyone to catch me out :D)

Am so looking forward to being on this ride with you :D - FINALLY someone (ie we) is doing something about it!

Bra Queen said...

I think as bloggers we put ourselves out there and that is brave because alot of people, most people aren't that open. We leave ourselves open for criticism, judgement and whatever else comes our way but BECAUSE we do it we are different and different is GREAT!
Different is challenging and it brings change, change is good especially in this case.

Your totally crazy and that's why we love you :)
I know the feeling of sharing a story and as a business woman who DO NOT want to be labelled as weak but we are real and it is what it is. I feel the same way when I same my 'stuff'

Renee xx

Jade Craven said...

Thanks Amanda and Renee! Am intrigued to what you guys are up too.

I've been pretty open about having anxiety. Its been interesting. Most people are like 'I would never have thought' and I am willing to share bits of my story via social methods.

Lemme know if I can help.

Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP said...

Been there, thankfully back from that edge.

Bra Queen said...

So many have and the more we can get the work out there the better for everyone. I shall be in touch with you guys next week :)

Blog on the Rocks said...

Hi Renee........ so many suffer in silence... I agree.... I am very interested in this as well,
the journey of the edge makes you so much wiser... and the key I believe is that "to know thyself, is to know the universe"... it is a journey that every one's needs to make if you are to rise above your own fears... but bottleing up your feelings for fear of judgement is the injustice that goes with this "political correctness" that we are trying to achieve in our own environment... when it should be left for the politicians....
The Rock Revealer.

Bra Queen said...

Very well said! It really is injustice isn't it! Hopefully we can change that!

Anonymous said...

Great blog, thank you! It is very sad that people are forced to suffer in silence because of other peoples egos and ignorance. Women are fighters and together we can and will change these old destructive ideas of what is "right" or "normal". If I had cancer or even a broken arm I would be supported and shown empathy, why is any form of mental illness looked upon as the devils curse that can be turned on or off? I just don't understand why we can't just accept people as we find them..........

Bra Queen said...

Oh I know! Anything physically wrong is "OK" but mentally people are so so different! It's just crazy. I think what people don't understand they are afraid of.

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