So, this is me.
Mildly terrifying as that may be.
25 years old (young?), on the cusp of my very own quarter-life-crisis, with a passion for pushing myself as far out of my comfort zone as my dodgy mind will allow (and subsequently writing all about my anxious adventures).
In 2017 I walked 900km across Ireland in an effort to raise funds for Mental Health Ireland and to show the reality of adventuring with mental illness. In 2018 I will LEJOG a la bicycle and will be documenting my journey from absolute novice cyclist to somewhat-accomplished cyclist who can ride a bike up and down a hill between now and then.
As a mental health advocate living with depression and anxiety, my goal is:
- To prove to myself and the world around me that being diagnosed with mental illness does not limit you. You can absolutely accomplish any goal and adventure anywhere you please.
- To encourage others to speak up and stop hiding their struggles by shamelessly sharing each and every battle in the never-ending war that is ‘Maysen VS Her Dodgy Mind’.
- To cheesily and with every shudder-inducing cliche known to mankind have an absolute blast along the way.
So this is me.
Real, raw, and unfiltered.
(good lord, could I be more of a walking cliche?!)