This week I thought we could just leave it as an open introduction.
My blog has slowly evolved over the last 18mths from a page where I was essentially journalling my recovery from a fairly spectacular breakdown for mostly friends (with the occasional family member who read it). Into something where I am using it for me. To get some of my demons out, to be a shameless truth teller. The truth is that I have been hiding from my demons all my life which essentially helped me fall down the looking glass, so unless I am prepared to be honest and face up to those things as hard as they may be then all the therapy is really a pointless process.
Me age 18mths on the way to a wedding
So who am I? I am Catherine, I like to be called Cat or Cath but honestly I answer to any derivative of Catherine. I am the eldest child and only daughter to Jim & Sue. My Mum was only 17 when she married, my dad 24 (you join those dots!) My parents met in Canberra when Mum was working in the typing pool at Department of Defence and my Dad was a Corporal in the Army during his National Service time in 1970. By late September they were married and early May 1971 I had joined them. Dad was discharged from the Army just before I was born. Continue reading