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Two years ago today my world came crashing down around me. I had an amazing support network of friends and family but I swear i wanted to punch every single person who told me that "time is a great healer" and "things will get better". In that very moment I was living day by day, hour by hour and couldn't see much in the way of a future.

Fast forward two wars later and I'm happier than I have been for years, life is looking up and I really don't have anything to complain about or feel sorry or myself about in comparative terms to some people. So whilst I hated hearing it at the time, it turns out time does heal some wounds.

I think there is a lot to be said for being positive and trying not to wallow in your own self pity, even if that's exactly what you feel like doing. But actively trying to make yourself happy and doing things purely to make yourself smile definitely makes everything else bearable. Instead of looking outside and noticing how cold it is, look up and see the clear blue sky and the sun shining, wrap up in a big comfy coat and go out and enjoy the freshness of it all !

So to anyone who is feeling blue or having a rough time of it, stand up and live your life, do something, ANYTHING that will make you smile and laugh. Speak to friends and don't feel ashamed for showing your true feelings. Real friends will be there no matter what and will love you all the same regardless.

As a man I felt amazingly empowered and liberated by being able I cry infront of my male friends, and tell them how shitty I was feeling. Screw trying to be manly and not show your emotions, it makes things a bugger load harder to deal with !

Life goes on and is worth living to it's fullest..

Anyway that's my rant over and my way of trying to pass on the good advice and friendship that I received when I needed it the most.
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