hi, have you met me?

WordPress informs me that it’s my first anniversary! I set up this blog a year ago on February 25th, 2016 – gosh, a year flies fast!

I’m happy with the general format of my posts; I know I tend to be a bit wordy, but I write what I like to see, ie. lots and lots of details, with some gifs to liven up the page! 😉 If you have any recommendations/constructive criticism, I’m happy to hear it, I know I need to work on building stronger connections with other bloggers. Hopefully by my 2nd anniversary, I can get to 500 followers, that would be an awesome milestone to reach. 🙂

On this occasion, I thought I’d share this video that my boss posted on his vlog, Million Dollar Bogan – yes, you read that right, it’s very tongue-in-cheek, but he decided to film a more serious interview with me talking about my journey with the company so far. It’s been a very tumultuous climb from work experience chick to Finance Manager, which is a role I’m not emotionally prepared for, to say the least.

I’ve mentioned here and there in past posts that I suffer from clinical depression – it’s something I’ve had to deal with since my early teens. I’ve self-harmed for many years, dabbled with an eating disorder for a couple years (I wasn’t anorexic, I just severely restricted my food intake), I’ve been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder…it’s been a real rollercoaster, that’s for damn sure. I still see a psychologist because these issues are things that will probably stay with me for life and I just need to learn better coping mechanisms and to keep trying, even if I relapse occasionally.

PS. I haven’t actually watched this whole video myself, haha, I’m too embarrassed! But I know the gist of it. 😛 I’ve been reading the comments on the youtube video and on Facebook, they’ve all been so positive and complimentary, which is nice. I’ve received a couple bunches of flowers from people as a result, with some really lovely cards!