Creative & Mindful Adventuring | Discovering Endurance | Photography & Illustration | Advocate for Mental & Physical Health Synergy
Yes, you can.
When we face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, it is the human spirit, which has stood the test of time, that knows those trials are lessons for us to work with, learn from, and surpass. Recognise your struggles, and work with them, they are part of your story.
In 2016 I took on the greatest adventure of my life (aside child-rearing) and embarked on a mission to run from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again, the equivalent to running up and down Mount Everest more than eight times: simply to prove that I could both mentally and physically. Plan A promptly fell apart, but that is the delight of plans, when they are flexible, so a few more sequential (alphabetical) letters down the line and the result is a resounding success: yes, it is possible to take on and complete an enormous challenge with a mental illness.
No, it won’t be easy. Nor should it be.