Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The Launch of the '24hrs with...' Series

Today I'm launching a new Series of blog posts - '24hrs with...'
I try to use I'm NOT Disordered to help others. And from the feedback you guys give me, I know that I achieve that; but within a year of the blog being born, I realised that I could only do so much to continue this; I can only write about what I've experienced. And so, I began publishing guest posts, and although they all linked in with mental health, I tried to get a wide variety of people to write these; nurses, patients, carers etc. From those first few guests posts, I became fascinated by other people's experiences and the way their views on the world have been shaped. I enjoy having a tiny piece of insight into the life of someone that I can learn from. And so the '24hrs with...' series was born! It is exactly what it says; through this series, you can see into a day in the life of someone else. Each participant was given the same set of questions so it will be easier to see the differences...

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has participated in this series.

Here are my answers:

24 hours with... Aimee Wilson 
Date: 12th April 
Why have you chosen to write about today?
Because something very special is planned! 




Good morning!

What time did you wake up?
10am
Why did you wake up at that time?
My alarm went off at 9am but I was too tired to get up so I fell back asleep for an hour!
Did you have a dream? 
Nope.

Do you think today will be 'good' or 'bad' day? (use your own definition of these words to answer the question)
Good! Very good! 

What are the first three things you do after waking up?
1. I said "shit" because I'd slept in
2. I picked up Dolly and had a hug
3. And then opened all of the blinds
Do you eat breakfast? If yes, what did you have?
Sort of, I had a banana.

What would be your perfect breakfast?
Urm... Salmon and scrambled eggs! 

Is there anything that you have to do today but don't particularly want to?
Wash the dishes; I've let them build up to quite a height.

List five things that you do between 9am and noon.
1. Take my medication and make a brew
2. Do my makeup 
3. Get picked up by Sophie (one of my best friends) 
4. Witness Sophie's road rage! 
5. Sing in the car with Sophie

Did you eat lunch? If yes, what did you eat?
Pizza at ZiZi's

What would be your perfect lunch?
I quite fancied a McDonalds lol! 

List five things that you have done, said, thought, or that have happened between noon and 5pm.
1. Cried when I saw Sophie in her wedding dress!
2. Sat on the floor with Soph while she had a meltdown in the hair and beauty store.
3. 'This headache is just not getting better!'
4. "I love that you felt the need to put your window down so that you could gesture at that driver!"
5. I tidied up the house before I had a nap

Do you eat dinner/tea? If yes, at what time?
Nope

What do you eat?
N/A

What would be your perfect dinner?
Chinese 

What do you do with your evening (5-8pm)?
I had a nap until around 8, then I finally washed the dishes, and put a movie on while I did some work

Do you have a 'get-ready-for-bed' routine? If so, what is it?
Sort of but it varies with each day... It's usually, taking off my makeup, having supper, taking my meds, brush my teeth, and then read in bed until I fall asleep.

What time do you go to sleep?

Is this when you want to go to bed? Or is it influenced by what you're doing the following day?
Usually influenced but if I get naturally tired then I do go to bed.

Do you share your bed?
No

Which position do you tend to sleep in? e.g. foetus, starfish etc.
I usually fall asleep on my side (any side), with my legs doing the starfish, and a hand over my eyes! But when my duvet and things are all over the place in the morning... I guess I move around a lot through the night!

Reflect
What was your favourite part of your day?
Seeing Sophie in her wedding dress.

What was your least favourite?
Having a headache all day 

Did anything happen today that you'd like to change or re-do?
Nope!

Did you 'learn' anything today? (use your own definition of this word to answer the question)
Just when you think that you couldn't love someone more than you do, it happens. Seeing Sophie in her wedding dress was something that me glad to be alive and to be in recovery.

What do you have planned for tomorrow?
A session with my support worker to do my food shopping, collect my meds, and get a McDonalds. 

Goodnight!