My name is Liza-Lou and I have a mental illness.
It isn’t something that I am ashamed of, it’s just part of me.
As are films.
I started watching films excessively when I first became ill. It was a way for me to escape from what was going on inside my head and to distract me from the way I was feeling. I found that even though in reality I felt flat through the magic of a screen I began to feel all manner of emotions if only for a few hours.
Then I had a brain wave.
Since I had studied English at University and back then loved to write I thought why not combine the two things. The one thing that was keeping me going right now in the present and the one thing that connected me to a happy past.
And then my blog was born.
There has been some bumps along the way. I am still ill and still have periods of time when I can’t write but I always come back here. This is my therapy.
So that’s my story.