Week in Review – 4 March 2018

I’m taking a moment this week to think about a friend that I heard lost her fight with anorexia and depression this week. As the words wrapped their way around me and the tears started to fall it was a stark reminder of how close I have come to losing my life to my bipolar so many times. She was a beautiful person, with a beautiful smile and she fought hard for people who couldn’t find their own voice. We had worked together on a social media project which ran for about 18 months and despite a significant age difference became good friends. I visited her in the hospital making the trip to Wales and taking books and bath treats for her because despite being stuck in a hospital bed she loved a pampering as much as the next person. Her death is not just a personal loss but a loss to the world of mental health, she had powerful things to say and always said them well. I will miss her, I will miss talking to her. I don’t believe in heaven or hell, I don’t believe in any God, but I do hope that whatever she believed in she found it along with the peace she was desperately seeking. I understand the desperation, the need to let go and I will never judge someone for that but my heart has broken just a little knowing I won’t ever see her again.

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I had Metallica on Music Monday this week. I reviewed the Harry Potter themed Rosie Lea Tea I received as a gift. I took part in the cover reveal for Callan by Sybil Bartel. Sue Johnson appeared on The Bookshelf this week.

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I'm BrizzleLass, I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. This is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me. I enjoy walking, PlayStation, reading, heavy metal, and spending time with my Niece.

9 thoughts on “Week in Review – 4 March 2018”

  1. Oh Claire, so sorry for your lost but your words about your friend were truly beautiful. She was very lucky to have you and wherever she is now, I’m sure she’s smiling down on you after reading this.
    Also, your preorder books have some spectacular cover art! I’m going to have to look them up. 💜

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    1. Thank you Nel, took me a while to decide if I was going to write something but I know she would have and did in my place. I remind myself whatever I am feeling her family are going through a million times more pain.
      Yes, those pre orders are all from a series of reverse harem fairy tale retellings coming out through the year, each one is by a different author so completely standalone but of course I have managed to pre-order the whole lot! 😂

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      1. I’m glad that you did. They were the exact right words. 🤗
        Reverse harem fairy tale retellings eh? That makes them even more interesting to me! Thanks for sharing your week.

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