Hello, my name is James. This Blog is a collection of stories recounting my travels with Depression, Anxiety and Adjustment Disorder – literally. I hope it helps you escape for just a moment, and to know that there is a life worth living even when you’re not OK.
I hope reading the accounts of my travels will make you laugh, and make you think. I hope you will be inspired. I hope that the magic of words can transport you, for a little while, into the crazy beautiful adventures that have helped me cope with life.
It feels especially important to share these stories at the moment, when many of us can’t travel. When many of us who suffer with maintaining good mental health will be struggling to maintain good mental health.
Come, run away with me…
I have a confession to make. Until I planned this trip I had no idea that Mumbai and Bombay were the same place (and I have a GCSE in geography!). It turns out that ‘Bombay’ is a Galician-Portuguese moniker, most likely meaning ‘good little bay’. ‘Bombay’ was renamed ‘Mumbai’ in 1995 when the local the … Continue reading Travels in India, part 2: An Alien in Mumbai
Goodbye little peanut, you made your mum eat ginger cakeShe was so hungry she ate it hot, but you were too busy for a full bake Goodbye little peanut, your big brother was going to share his roomWe took out the boxes and cleared some space, we thought you would see it sometime soon Goodbye little … Continue reading Goodbye Little Peanut