An Introduction

Don’t you just hate when you join a new club or group of people and some smart-ass has the bright idea that we should ‘go around the circle, introduce ourselves and provide an interesting fact about yourself?’ I remember my first day of secondary school and my ‘interesting fact’ was that I collected train tickets. Want to establish yourself as a complete oddball on day one? Just ask me, I’ve got it in the bag. They’re lucky I didn’t tell them about the plastic frog collection that I kept in an old Skittles box, still with the best before date of Jun ‘01 stamped on the side.

But introduce myself I shall, for I feel it is good manners and, let’s be honest, humans are notoriously curious. I may even give you more one fact, depending on how generous I’m feeling. My name is Lol and you can call me Lol. I am the slave of a toddler tyrant by day and a poor writer by night, who looks forward to editing during daylight hours with relentless enthusiasm. I don’t collect train tickets anymore (or plastic frogs) but I am fond of a good notebook and any Dumbo merchandise. I love me a Dumbo.

Mental illness has been a part of my life for over ten years. In fact I think I’ve spent over half of my life with some sort of mental health issue cropping up from time to time. I can still remember the days (and they really weren’t that long ago) when admitting to or even talking about mental health was something that was looked down upon and I am so, so glad that times are changing, more people are talking and I am able to help push the world forward just a tiny bit through this blog. I am honoured to be a contributor and look forward to reading others’ work and engaging with you all.

I have a personal blog over here ( and I am also on Twitter (@loladeelay) so feel free to come and chat or just be nosey! I’ve been working on my first contributor post but, as previously stated, I am a poor writer of an evening and will need to do some heavy editing when I’m next properly awake.

Thank you for reading and see you about the blog soon!

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10 Replies to “An Introduction”

  1. I always hated that “ go around he room” stuff too! I being very shy felt funny plus it only belongs in grade school, when my high school English teacher did it I was like, um no.

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