Clinging On For Christmas… The End

As with most declines, it started with only the tiniest of momentum.  However, the inevitable and irreparable course was set. There was a creeping realisation that movement was happening; he was passing trees whose branches were tantalisingly too far out of reach to touch or grab.

Read After Burnout

images-119There was no clock and therefore there was no time. He had a memory of a steady knocking, but that was no more.

As with most declines, it started with only the tiniest of momentum.  However, the inevitable and irreparable course was set. There was a creeping realisation that movement was happening; he was passing trees whose branches were tantalisingly too far out of reach to touch or grab. He was aware of his brother behind him, appearing in the space which he had so recently vacated, and he was concerned at the growing speed with which he was travelling. Soon he would stop. He would be able to halt his decline. Before him yawned the darkness of the night and he feared for his outcome. The world was finite and he was about to meet it.

Before he could call out or scream, he was over the edge, about…

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mike2all

This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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