Laughing in the face of…..

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

About mitsanuk

I left the RAF in 2015 following 20 years as a frontline paramedic. It has been an amazing career but then found myself suffering because of this. My blog exists as an outlet for me as well as a place for others to read and try to understand the mind of someone with PTSD. Please feel free to make comment on any post and lets raise some discussions on how we can help to end the stigma which surrounds mental illness. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please follow and share in the hope my experience will help others.
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