PERMISSION: to Fuck up and pick myself up

“I fuck up all the time. I also make sure I get my shit together and fight for what I want  and who I want in my life. I can’t fight for the ones who give up on me but I can only wish them the very best “


Apologies for not reading as many Blogs as usual. I have read as many as my mind can take in.  It’s been pretty rough for me lately.


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All very “woe  is me” and it has got boring!

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 but it is a  new -ish day!

I needed too get something optimistic out into the Blogo sphere

My tuition loan for my MA in Creative writing has come through- waiting on  one more loan to come through.

I don’t take no for an answer!

Then 2 years from now I will do a mini PHD top up and go and rule my world!

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Oh and in other great News,

I’ve been officially approved on the WRAP training facilitator course in September. If you don’t know about it yet. You will do. I will merge my own personal WRAP PLAN and journey with my new role of holding the space for others to have courage and believe in themselves and feel safe to go on their own journey .

I’m not a teacher, merely a person who has  a chance to offer support.

Volunteering with  charities in Mental Health is the best thing I started doing with my life.

They know I have been ill , may even get ill again.  The point is, if I don’t put myself out there I will not have a chance to seize any opportunities.

Volunteering gives me drive, Keeps me focused, empowers me to do my best in life and if I manage to help a few people out on the way then what more can I ask for?


 Oh and here is how I was able to get on this course. Scroll down to check out my PLEA to get on this training.

Just hit scroll if you don’t want to hear me go on for oh 5 minutes on my video cam… 😀

This is my career. I take it seriously.

If you want to listen to me waffle about how I felt about WRAP way back in December 2015 – feel free. 5 minutes of me talking!

Oh the excitement! 😉

 Oh  and if you don’t want to know about WRAP.

I’m offended.

Ha ha! I’m not.

My WRAP page needs updating but if you want to know what Daisy get’s like when she is passionate and determined  CLICK HERE.

Never thought that me filming myself nearly a year ago would lead me to this.

Carpe Diem!


  1. I, Daisy Willows,agree to abide by the WRAP ethics and values.




When I was given the opportunity to be a part of WRAP, I didn’t know how much it was going to impact on my life and the lives of others.

I was and am by nature sceptical. I have relied on medication and psychotherapy and in patient treatment as a way of managing my mental health for most of my life.

WRAP was a three-month period where I began to realise that I could have more of a say in how I want to be treated and how I could cope differently.

I learnt so much. I now have so many different ways of coping and I find that when my mental health does dips, I do get back to being in a better mind state more quickly because of some of the techniques I have learned and adopted.

I believe WRAP is personal and unique to everyone who participates. I don’t think I took away the same thing as any  one of my peers.

It was an opportunity to discover more about myself. How I can help myself.

I learned to work as a team. I felt safe and I didn’t feel judged.


 WRAP has given me the confidence and skills to live a life I want to live. I want to be able to share that with others

I am able to take every aspect of what is covered in WRAP and either use it myself or pass on what I have learnt to others who may need advice.

I believe WRAP is the way forward with the CPA. I have given a plan over to my professionals who support me about my wants and what I don’t want to happen if I go into a crisis again.

I have alternative ways of coping with my wellness toolbox. I also have a post crisis plan to let people know when I am getting better and I can start taking more responsibility for what I can’t when I have been unwell.

WRAP is truly the best gift I ever received.

Is there anything bad to say about WRAP?

Well I suppose an open mind helps.

It requires commitment to wanting to improve my life and consistency.


Spread the word. Let  people know there is another way to manage Life in many different ways. I want be a Wrapper. Use my qualification to just offer support. I am no teacher but I can give my time and my energy and my listening skills. I am enthusiastic and passionate about WRAP. I believe I will be a great asset to getting this programme and alternative way of living out into our community. I use WRAP every day, even when I am not even aware it.

About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Jul 7, 2016, in MY WORLD, THOUGHTS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. I have said this before, and I will keep on saying this. You are awesome Daisy! You are so inspirational, your video is fantastic… huge congratulations, you will do great 🙂 x

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  2. Congratulations Daisy. You’ll do very well with all the knowledge that you acquire ‘cos you’ll pass it on to others 🙂

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  3. wwwpalfitness

    Sounds a lot like me my dear

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  4. Cezane & Michelle

    Such an inspirational read! You’re going a great job, Daisy! Keep it up and best wishes for the future from us! 💙 – Michelle

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  5. Fucking up is what makes us human. It is only by making mistakes and learning from them that we grow. Great to meet you and read oyur blog

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    • Thank you Tracy. Yup, we are human and we feel and it hurts but I would rather face up to my problems than go back to using bad coping mechanisms to shut out the guilt and pain. Time is a great healer. I truly believe in that. I usually do my rounds on new Bloggers I come across every week or if I am pushed for time then no later than two weeks. So please bear with me. Can’t wait to explore your own Blog xxx

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  6. Fucking up is what makes us human. It is only by making mistakes and learning from them that we grow. Great post and great to meet you


  7. I’ve said it before… You are an amazing lady! And you’re allowed to fuck up as long as you pick yourself up. Everybody fucks up. A lot! Sending a virtual hug and kiss!

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  8. I’ve just watched your video! It’s so nice to see Daisy in real form! And baby crying near the end freaked the hell outta me at first lol! Bless you and all your enthusiasm D-you have bags of personality 🙂 HUGS! xXx

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  9. The best of luck to you, Daisy. The WRAP program sounds like something that could help a lot of people! Blessings, Debra

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  10. watermark17

    I really admire how you have taken such big strides to improve yourself and heal. It is a long road with lots of twists and turns and it sounds like you are growing tremendously in the process. Thank you for sharing your story and sharing and spreading the word to others with the work you do! Love and Blessings. Xoxoxo.

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