Hayley Parkin

Kent, UK

Hi!

My name is Hayley. I have decided to write this blog because my life is so crazy people find it interesting, plus we all need a good laugh now and again.

I am 22, I have 9 tattoos, I have a great family, and fabulous friends. I have a daughter who lights up my world in the darkest of times. I consider myself very fortunate. I have had many amazing experiences, including working at a Big Cat breeding centre (and therefore stroking lions, tigers, snow leopards and several other big cat species). I have done abseiling, rock climbing, climbed mountains, gone camping (to name but a few), been to some amazing places in the UK, met some amazing people and have many, many happy memories. And I love writing poetry, which I will be posting periodically.

But like everyone else, I have a past that was never perfect. As a result of childhood trauma, I have several mental health conditions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic Depression, General Anxiety Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Quite a mouthful I know!

This blog is going to be about my life, my ups and downs, the dramas in the flats where I live (oh you have no idea about the drama!), the good bits, the bad bits, what makes me cross and what makes me happy. New experiences, memories and the hilarious things my child does.

There will be times I may make you cry, there will be times you blink in disbelief, there will be times you think I am stupid, but there will be plenty of laughs.

I am loud, bubbly, a complete bitch, open, honest, blunt, I am not afraid to speak my mind, I have strong beliefs and I am passionate about the things and people important to me. I can be the best friend you will ever have and the worst. You may well go through emotions you didn’t know you had. I have mood swings, strops, I stamp my foot and run my mouth. But for those that deserve it, I will do everything in my power to help them along their journey.

You may get a bit lost, because my mental health conditions have a big influence on my life. Me and my family know a lot more about these mental health conditions and therefore what makes sense to me may not always make sense to you. But who cares? I am doing ok at the moment, and that is all I need to focus on.

There are exits at the right hand side of the tab you are on and on the right hand side top corner of your window. Reach under your seats fo