Laughing and being around others who are laughing brings on an amazing feeling, one I wish I could bottle up and bring out when the need arises.
When I wake up in a morning, for the first few seconds everything feels great. Unfortunately clouds seem into my world, sometimes pretty quickly and other times with a welcoming delay. I can dwell on these moments or I can make a positive out of it which is what my evening workshop was all about.
With headphones on, volume up to shut out the humdrum I catch a bus into Manchester. As I descend the bus I was consumed by the amount of people around but to be fair it was half 5. My heart was pounding but I focused myself on where I needed to be and started walking. Once I was past the queues of people I was able to breathe a lot easier and my heart was calming down again.
I was the first to arrive at the venue for the comedy venue so bought myself a pint for dutch courage. Apart from the instructor I didn’t know any of the others but it all soon settled and everyone got on great. It was such a good laugh learning how to perform stand-up comedy. There are 4 training workshops and then we go live on stage for 1 night only.
I feel its important to bring some light relief into where I now find myself so by performing I hope to be able to help raise awareness of mental health issues through this medium. So, show me the mic