Hey all,

I am Daya and this is the 3rd year for me participating in this blog ring. I started blogging when I begun college and I am now about to go into my 2nd year of university. It has been a tough 2 years getting back into education, socialising, writing academically, meeting deadlines and everything else that comes with studying as I am a mature student and well out of practice, but to be blunt – IM DOING IT! I never thought I could or would but I am.

Severe depression has been a part of my life from a very young age as you may have read from my story and therefore lacked much motivation for most things including education. I went through life thinking I wasn’t clever enough, but in fact have learnt that it wasn’t that I wasn’t intelligent, it was more to do with the lack of support that I had around me, that meant that I was not fulfillin my potential.

My life journey thus far has been a rocky one to say the least but living in a therapeutic community over the last few years has provided me enough support to get my life back on a track that looks brighter than any one that I have ever been on before. Year 2 of uni is looking crazy busy and despite having done 2 years of studying, going back still feels stressful and anxiety provoking as I need to manage my delicate mental health alongside studying but I hope to get through it as well as I have been over the last 2 years with support.

If I can offer you anything it would be to seek support when you need it. Don’t struggle alone, there really are people out there that want to help, you may not have had the opportunity to find them yet. But if you seek you may find.