Jessica Noah Morgan
A writer, creative, athlete, singer and much more. I have plenty of strings on my bow. I am currently a Trainee Journalist at the London Evening Standard.
I contribute to The Independent, Undo Ordinary and Thought Catalog. I have also contributed to the London Press Club and The Stationers' Company. An experienced public speaker and panellist, I also stand as a mental health ambassador for the UK's largest mental health charity, Mind.
Diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2012, I made it my mission to do the unimaginable by breaking down my boundaries. In 2016, I ran four marathons, one of which on the Great Wall of China, in aid of Mind. I have dedicated my life to becoming a better version of myself by seeking out new experiences, new places and new memories.
"You must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work...You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That is the secret to success."
- Chef Jiro, Jiro Dreams of Sushi
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Marakami
Why did i start a blog?
I've been writing in a journal every single day for 15 years. It has been my therapist, my best friend, my saviour. I decided to go digital because I realised that my experiences could help others out there who are or have been experiencing similar things and needed another source to turn to. I launched this website in January 2016 after I had a nervous breakdown and was determined to manage my mental health. It aims to break taboo surrounding mental health issues and hopefully inspire others to speak openly about theirs by way of storytelling. I hope whoever stumbles upon this website takes away at least one message: do the unimaginable. Surprise yourself with your achievements. Go large.