Today’s guest post comes to you from Tim Carter, a talented writer, traveller, future-teacher and all-round awesome human. I am trying to convince Tim to start a blog, you should too.
When Claire first asked me if I would write for her blog, I have to admit I was a little bemused. I’m not really the type in any way to actively search out advice or meaningful connections with others online, and my general attitude to 90% of social media would have me burned at the stake in the Middle Ages. Yet there was something inexorably fascinating about becoming a facilitator in that situation, so I agreed.
In the days since, I’ve gone over in my mind a thousand times what it is that really drives me and what I’ve learnt and gained from any adversity in my life. Even that sentence sounds a little corny to me now, so it’s probably time for me to just lay it all out there. This will be brutally and perhaps painfully honest and if there’s one lesson I learnt very quickly when I needed to it’s that the best example to make is quite often of yourself. So I wrote a letter, from present day me to the guy that 5 years ago succumbed to depression. To the guy that spent years in a bit of a daze trying to cope, and to the guy that will continue to do so from time to time for the rest of his life. Because that’s just how it goes.