Here I am all comfy in bed and then I remembered, BLOGTOBER! So here I am, writing a blog post at half ten because I refuse to allow myself to slip up, I want to be able to say I did blogtober and that I succeeded!
So my thoughts for today, mostly wanting to go back to sleep and some negativity. Of course. Yesterday was world mental health day and I saw tweets, instagram pictures and all that jazz about how important mental health was and how we should all speak out. Don’t suffer in silence! Of course everyone would say that on the day that’s specifically about mental health, but how many of you, those lucky emough not to have a mental illness, would still say that on an average Tuesday afternoon?
I’m following people on twitter who will say such wonderful positive things on any day of the week. They’ll advocate mental health awareness and self care on a Monday morning! Be that kind of person, the one that is there at any point in the year not the one who decides to say something because everyone else is doing it.
Not to say I don’t appreciate the gesture, but I’d hope you understood that what you’re advocating isn’t just the romanticised stuff you see on tumblr. No amount of bubble baths and pretty boys is going to make my depression go away.
But enough about that, today is #dayofthegirl and also the last day of Lilly’s girl love rafiki campaign, for this year at least! For those of you who don’t know, Lilly had a campaign last year where she went to Kenya and helped to design a rafiki that was then made by people in Kenya and bought by people like us. The money raised was then used to send girls to school, I think last year she sent 600 girls to school! And this year she went and created a second rafiki that is being handmade by the mothers in Kenya and the proceeds from this rafiki are helping to send even more girls to school! The goal was to reach 16000 rafikis in two weeks, and we reached that goal yesterday! As of today over 17000 rafikis have been sold and I’m so happy to say that I’ve been apart of this 🙂
Until next time 🙂