Rachel: My son inspires me every single day. He’s amazed and in awe by the most mundane things.

Name: Rachel

Social Media Handle/Username: RachVoodooChild

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: I’m an Irish 27 year old mum who adores Tarot. I draw and paint digitally and spend around 6 to 12 hours drawing a day. I love doing portrait pieces the most. I’m also a carer for my partner with epilepsy so I have a lot of hobbies…like a lot of hobbies. I also really adore philosophy and just anything creative.

What Inspires You Every day? : My son inspires me every single day. He’s amazed and in awe by the most mundane things. He appreciates life. He appreciates the world around him. He inspires me to just look at the world differently which inspires me to keep going even on the harder days.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?:Trying not to compare myself to others, it’s still something I struggle with deeply though. I have habit of comparing my accomplishments to other people’s accomplishments. I compare how I look physically to how other women look physically. I strive to be pretty which is something I’ve noticed recently and I think it’s good to question myself and question why I think like that. I think questioning why we think the way we do is crucial to personal development!

What is your ultimate goal in life? : I’d love to lie and say my ultimate goal is to be happy but honestly my biggest goal in life currently is to lose weight and feel healthier but also look healthier…and to be more present in general.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : I’ve honestly been doing okay. Before the pandemic I was already living indoors most days anyways. Somehow I’ve gained weight during the pandemic though. I think a lot of it was stress eating and comfort eating. My son has also had 2 birthdays in Lockdown which has been really frustrating but other than that it’s all been okay.

What is a message you would like to give others? : Be more aware of your thoughts. Be more aware of your thoughts about your thoughts. Be more aware of how you view yourself as a person in the world.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: Well let’s see, since September 2020 I’ve been diagnosed with BPD and I’m a recovering self harm addict. Recovering meaning I relapse from time to time. I’m still learning healthier coping mechanisms but for now I’m just taking it each day at a time. I am someone who is a struggle to be in the presence of in large doses. It’s easier to be around me in small chunks of time. I talk a lot when I’m comfortable. I also have absolutely no filter when it comes to what I say to people which can be frustrating. I also just really like yo make people feel happiness. I love making people laugh. I think laughter genuinely heals so much pain. Thanks to anyone who even remotely read this, I talk a lot as I said.

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