“Family is really important to me but strangely enough, family’s not necessarily your blood. I mean, we’re raised to think that but sometimes our family lets us down and we end up creating a new family for ourselves. And family is really people that you know that you can rely on, people who won’t judge you. People who have your back, people you can trust, people who are loyal. That’s family.” – Madonna
This song is for anyone who feels like they’ve had to forge their own path because nothing set out by their predecessors suited them. Feeling alone, isolated and a bit of a misfit can contribute to possible mental health issues, so this stuff matters. #beatthejanuaryblues
If you’d like to get involved and make a donation to the charity MIND – a mental health support charity in England and Wales, I am collecting donations to send to them as part of this “Beat the January Blues” effort, (as well as donating £1 per print copy sold of my next book – ‘Love Poems for people who don’t like being in love II’ – coming later this year -).
I will let you know how much I’ve raised by the beginning of February, and I’ll send MIND the amount I’ve made so far.
If you’d like to also support my work, you can find some suitably lovely rewards for doing so on Patreon here.