Hey visitors from the depths of the cyber interweb. I’m Taigs, and welcome to my blog 2screws loose n moving!
I’m a 30 year old chick. My interests are wide and varied. Think Jane Austen versus a CRF250 and everything in between! If you asked my mates, they’d say; dropping the F , C, & S bomb, followed closely by doing really silly or inappropriate s*it, and wanting to travel, is Taigs.
Traveling the world has been a life long dream. Experiencing something other than Western lifestyle. So, I did what every other established, educated, grown up adult would do – I traded. I took a LONG break from my very rewarding job. I sold all I owned. Shacked up with the olds. Saved as much coin as possible with the other half. I did the Google, oh lord did I do the Google. Found a rad 30lt backpack and a one way ticket to London. Sounds like it happened very quickly right???? Wrong. It took some time to get to this point (4 years to be precise) because….I have a mental illness.
My huge family is like a bag a licorice allsorts when it comes to mental illnesses. We like to call ourselves “certified crazies”, call our meds “crazy drugs”, and I like to refer to my own mental illness as “got the crazy head”. As you can see, I take a light hearted approach to mental illness – even when it’s very hard. How else is stigma around mental health going to change. When I decided to travel, I did Google, lots of the Google. Looking for others who may have blogged about traveling with mental illness. I found a few, but not many with more than a post or 2…
So, I’m a certified crazy, jet setting the globe. Through this blog I am going to capture my experiences of traveling this wonderful planet. So, you know, budget travel, gear I use, things I see and do, places I go, other random sh*t but also, about traveling with a mental illness, because there wasn’t much in the way of personal mental health travel blogs out there. The ups & downs, using meds appropriately whilst traveling, and anything else related to being a certified crazy. I want to smash the stigma that surrounds mental health, and hopefully, empower other people living with a mental illness, that just because…does not mean you CAN’T.
With consistency and persistence, I dream to one day travel the world as a mental health advocate.
Enjoy my travel buddies