In this edition of This Was Me, we'll look back at times in my 30s when I was unwell, although you wouldn't know it just from looking at the picture. This photo was taken in December 2011, only a week or two after being discharged from a 2-month hospital stay. I was better in… Continue reading This Was Me: The Things That Photos Hide
I did my first big international trip (aside from a high school exchange trip to Japan) when I was 22, and that was when the travel bug firmly took root. From then on, each year I would take all my vacation time together in one block and do an international trip, other than the years… Continue reading This Was Me: My Travelling 20s
Peopled seemed to like the This Was Me post that covered my younger years, and this post will look back at my high school years. I wasn't a huge fan of that time in my life. Nothing bad happened; I just felt like I had very different interests from the vast majority of my peers, and… Continue reading This Was Me: The High School Years
For a little something different, I thought I'd take a bit of a stroll down memory lane to the earlier years of my life. Here's me as a baby. My parents had built this house (okay they weren't physically doing the building) two years before I came along as firstborn. They stayed in the… Continue reading This Was Me: The Childhood Years
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's terms are repression and suppression. This is a follow-up to a recent post on defense mechanisms, which are based on the work of Sigmund Freud. Suppression and repression are both examples of defense mechanisms, and they serve the purpose of… Continue reading What is… Repression and Suppression
How does mental illness affect how we remember where we were when certain events happened?