I've spent the past 20 years of my life battling depression to various degrees of success. This is my story of being overwhelmed by the darkness and finding my way to happiness.

Where have I been?

It's been a while since I sat down and wrote a blog post and a lot has happened since the last one.

I'm sitting in the British Airways lounge at Heathrow T5 on my way to Stockholm for a few days. Today feels like closure on the extremely difficult past 12 months. I've made a decision regarding my work, which has given me a new sense of purpose and direction. For the first time in a long time I can say I'm extremely excited by the future. 

So what's been going on since I last posted? 

6 weeks ago I was knocked off my bike by a careless driver who turned into the bike lane without looking, and after knocking me to the ground, breaking 3 of my ribs, admitted that he never looks before turning! After 1 painful week housebound and stuck on the sofa, I decided that I needed to get out of London and reconnect with old friends. A last minute decision to take a trip to my old stomping ground of Mumbai. A crazy idea perhaps, but as it turned out, absolutely the right one. It was great to catch up with so many friends from the years when I lived in the Maximum City. London can be a very lonely city at times, with everyone so busy in their own lives that it becomes difficult to find time to see friends. Within 1 day of landing in Mumbai, I was back in the swing of the cities exciting social life like I had never been away. 

1 month in India, dodging monsoon rains, eating as much Indian food as possible, delicious Sunday brunches at the wonderful Bastian restaurant, cocktails and laughs with long lost friends reinvigorated me. Now I'm back in London, I know that I've defeated the internal monster, have developed strategies of keeping it at bay and am more excited about life than I've been for a very long time. The future looks very bright indeed. 

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