A change of perception


As I looked out of my window yesterday I thought how bleak the view was. All I could see was trees. As beautiful as they are, it’s not much of a view.

Until I looked up and saw the sun shining. It’s funny how a simple movement can change my whole perspective of the world.


I was gutted that I crashed my bike. I wasn’t worried at all about injuring myself, it was the damage I did to my bike that upset me more. Now I’ve had time to reflect I can see that the damage could have been far worse. The bike can be fixed and I will mend. I hope to be back on the road (not literally), by the weekend.


The weather was amazing, warm sunny and dry. It would have been a perfect day to ride my motorbike, but obviously I can’t. My hand is still painful and my bike needs slight attention. I again realised how lucky I am to not carry worse injuries. I went out on my push bike. I felt amazing when I got home. Another change of perception.


After my bike ride I resistance trained at home. I’m now loading up on painkillers (dodgy knee), and going for a run. I hate running with a passion, but at least I can….another change of perception.

About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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