Where Have I been?
A long awaited Blog Post
By Hannah Limberger
It has been a long time since I did anything on here, but sometimes just Life…
It has been a tough and busy couple of months, despite Coronavirus taking control of my social life and wiping out my holidays and cool adventures this summer!
I am not going to dive too much into stuff, thats not really what I am into, but I figured I would start up on the blog again with a bit of a background before I delve into more usual topics.
Earlier this year I started working as a Project Co Ordinator for a really interesting project funded by Innovate UK. I have also picked up a couple of Diplomas in Project Management to give me more of an edge for my advance into Environmental Project Management. I have also done various marketing things (I can build you websites now!), basically in general I have a lot less ‘free’ time to do this blogging. A situation which in itself left me to question whether this is a thing I am into or not. I guess me writing this now means I decided that for now I should stick with it…
Aside from all that work stuff, personally there has been a lot going on anyway. I will start by admitting something rather publicly which ultimately I have never done and which is likely long overdue – mainly for my own personal development.
I have depression…..
This is something I was diagnosed with as a young teen and its been with me in varying degrees all my life. There has in the past been some really dark times, but I won’t go there. Fortunately, for the most part I am okay, or at least kind of ‘mentally stable’ enough to deal with the odd wobble.
What a gross term…..
I take pills to help me manage as I still seem to find life pretty tough. This reliance is always something I have had an issue with and unfortunately every time I have tried to come off them or reduce my reliance on them, something happens in my life which just makes it all go tits up again.
Anyway I am getting of course.
Recently life has been harder than usual, the depressive niggly thoughts came back and my self esteem plummeted lower than it is usually.
About a month ago my younger cousin rather dramatically lost his life…I don’t really know what to say about this, but safe to say this rattled me up pretty good and it still is in many ways. I was his nanny when he was a kid and I felt like we had a kind of bond because of that. Anyway its an awful situation and it will continue to be a learning curve for me and the family to deal with life without him.
Oscar was incredible to everyone who knew him and he had similar ambitions to mine, this lead me to try and start a charity in his name. I wanted something that could be a long lasting legacy. A charity that supported environmental projects and research which created the change that we both know is needed. Fortunately I succeeded and the Oscar Montgomery Environmental Foundation is a fully fledged charity! I am really looking forward to see what we can achieve through this. It’s still a new venture but I will be talking more about this in later, hopefully more frequent posts!
I have quite a few things in the works at the moment so I hope you hear from me again soon.