Hi, I’m Shannon – or Leaf Probably. I’m fine with both. I’m a New Zealander, with a history of minor disasters which all seem to point towards my friends filing me in the ‘quirky’ category. (It was either that or idiot.)
In this blog I write about every day life. I write about the things I find funny, and the weird crap in my head. I write about depression, sadness, fear, happiness, and beauty. I write about accidental kitchen mayhem, and dating. Somehow it all works. Don’t ask me how, because I genuinely can’t tell you. It just does.
Back at the end of 2008 I suspended this blog. In November 2010 I started it up again. This blog and I have an on-again-off-again type relationship. It works for us.
I write, occasionally, about Depression. Writing helps me process my feelings and actions. It helps me create understandable, and relatable narratives about the (often) vast, scary, and overwhelming feelings that can be associated with depression. Leaf Probably helps me find the funny in almost every situation, and it allows me to record, track, and share the colourful and bright moments in my life. Sometimes, I need to see my progress to understand that I’m making it.
If you have questions about Depression then I’m totally open to having a chat, but I’d really recommend you consider going to the professionals first! Afterall, they’re trained to help! Depression.org.nz, and thelowdown.co.nz are both pretty great resources.