Why ‘A Familiar Stranger’?
Well, that would be me, Matthew. Let me explain.
We all have a story to tell. Our stories connect us to others, enabling us to recognise our shared humanity in our shared struggles and triumphs.
We are a social species and we need such connections; we need to feel that we belong somewhere. And when life is tough, we need to know that we aren’t alone; that someone, somewhere, gets it. That somebody just like us has been there, and has come out the other side.
I share my story, of overcoming some of life’s biggest challenges and using them as a springboard to create a better future, to be that familiar stranger to others.
And, if you find that you are not living the story that you want to live, then I would like to help you to find greater passion, purpose and meaning in your own life.
We can all change our stories, and in doing so we can change our lives.
There’s another reason why ‘A Familiar Stranger’ is such a fitting name for my site.
In my struggles with my mental health there have been many times when I have felt like a familiar stranger to myself. In writing the posts and poems that you will find here, I have come to better know and understand the familiar stranger that I see in the mirror.
Thank you for dropping by. I’m pleased you found your way here and hope you stick around.
Very best wishes
Helter Skelter – The Beatles