In November I started sponsoring a child through a charity. I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to go to school and I’m able to reach my dreams. Also I’m fortunate as in many other countries 17 million girls are forced into marriage before their 18 a year. Because of this and because I’m able to a sponsor a child through Plan UK.
When I started sponsoring the little girl I was encouraged to write a letter so I did. Today I got a letter in the post of my sponsored child. The little girl is two so it was written by her parents but in the middle of the page there was a small outline of her hand which she had coloured in pink. It warmed my heart this little letter and I couldn’t believe it. I hope my money can help this little girl and her community.
Today I went out to town for a meal with three friends. I went just after college and it was the perfect way to unwind from the week of college. I have loved meeting up with these girls for a catch up and a gossip. I love hanging out with these girls as all of them have Aspergers and understand some of the struggles I’ve gone through. I don’t have to hide who I am and I get to be me around them. So today was perfect, just a few hours of being with my friends.
Today is Ash Wednesday which is the start of the 40 days of lent. For me my religion is very important to me and lent leads up to one the most important days of the Churches calendar. So I take lent very serious and I give up something lent every year.
This year I am giving up self harm. I know this is very unconventional but I think that this is going to be the best thing for me. I’m hoping it may help me start to break from harming myself.
It’s warm weather again now. This is unusual as we normally have cold whether and rain till summer and even then we still get a lot of rain in the summer. Don’t get me wrong I’m glad to have a break from this terrible weather as it’s been bad recently. Where I live we haven’t had bad floods like some parts of the country but the other week we had bad wind and a red weather warning (the worst kind).
But I hate warm weather. I used to love it as a kid, when it used to spend all day out and save all my money for the ice cream van. But no I hate it. My self harm scars are really noticeable on my arms so when there’s warm weather I’m still stuck warning long sleeves. It makes warm weather unbearable and it makes people start to question. I remember when I was in sixth form even in the soaring heat (well it was roasting for England) I still had to wear my jumper in the heat and it actually used to make me physically unwell.
People would see my scars and think attention seeker not thinking about what I must have been going through to hurt myself.
Sorry for not posting in a long time. I’ve just got so many things going on but I’m back and I’m also posting on twitter more now so you can go follow me there as well. Remember I post on her everyday at 6pm (GMT).