February 9, 2018

Hello hello!

So… Yes I took a short break from my blog and most of my social media accounts because I needed some me time to deal with events going on however I’m going to write about that in a post of its own!

Today I thought I would do something a little different on blog and I asked a good blogging friend of mine, John to write a guest post about himself! Not only is John an inspiration to so many, he has such a kind heart and is an overall great person! Please take the time to read his story and give him some love xo

Charity work was my light

The darkness surrounded me. I didn’t know who John Sennett was. Who was I looking at in the mirror?


My childhood was too much to handle. It wasn’t until my adulthood, I realised how bad my mental health had got.

I was suicidal. I didn’t want to be here. I thought at every moment I was alone;

  • How do I do it?
  • What’s the quickest and easiest way?

This was coming from a child!

It changed in 2012. I had a massive perception about volunteering before I gave something to the community.

CRUK volunteering

Volunteering is a waste of time, isn’t it? What do I get? It’s unpaid!

By volunteering, I learned to accept my past. I now focus on using my past as positive influence.

I have the passion to help others.

Volunteering helped me to find my voice.

I have the story.

My heart is in what I do.

I’m open.

It took me 12 years to open up about my mental health, but it was the right time for me. Just like how volunteering was right for me.


All I had to do was to take myself out of my comfort zone. The unknown is your friend. Your mind can be too.


Feelings. Experiences. Opportunities. They tell your story. Your actions are your expressions speaking for themself. Your influence.


Volunteering influenced me. It was provided with a pathway. A pathway that’s allowed me to find me.

I won’t forget December 2012, as I started my journey to self love.

I’m now in the light (not on about the reflection I get on my head). I’m in a happy place. A VERY happy place.


I now talk about mental health all the time. It’s ok to have down days.

Remember though…

One bad day can influence your future.


Just take your time. Make a decision when it’s right for you and turn your darkness into someone else’s light.

Find John at

I would like to have a new guest post every month so if you are interested contact me at

Bye for now lovelies,

HollyDa Silva (1)

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