Who is “I am My own Island.”

Welcome! Grab a chair, a drink, and snuggle up in a warm blanket. My name is Angela.Β I am trying to improve my life and accept my mental health issues. I share those experiences, family life, social commentary/rants as well as personal ones. I know this blog won’t be for everyone but I hope for the ones it is… we can feel like family. So like I said grab a chair, drink, and blanket and enjoy the friendship!

Also every year I pick a word of the year this year I did not. Instead I choose things I want to learn. Check out my post about it Here

I can be reached at Iammyownisland@gmail.com

34 thoughts on “Who is “I am My own Island.”

    glenn2point0 said:
    May 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Angela, mental health issues are a major concern these says and blogging has allowed me to connect with peers and share experiences. But I find that like every profession there are those who take the time and exercise due diligence in their diagnosis and there are those who don’t. Unfortunately for those wrongly diagnosed and wrongly medicated the unnecessary suffering continues. I look forward to reading your posts. cheers, Glenn

    Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D. said:
    May 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Love your blog. Thanks for following ours!

    tastehitch said:
    November 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I like the subtle John Donne reference of your blog name πŸ™‚


    Personal excellence said:
    June 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Angela, Just though I would stop in and say hello. Mental health issues can be very restricting. I hope you are doing well.

    Cherry said:
    August 27, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    You probably think I just sit around and stalk your blog all day, haha. But I actually just feel a strong connection with you. So you’ll probably be hearing lots from me… sorry in advance.

    spiritualdragonfly said:
    September 18, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Love your title and vibe! Of course I’m now making my coffee singing S & G I AM A ROCK I AM AN ISLAND!! :))))

    Jodie Hardy said:
    September 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Hey Angela, I love your blog I’ve been popping in an out of it since yesterday I think. I’m new to blogging but getting massively addicted. I don’t know many people who like Blue October so its nice to meet you(so to speak)
    Jodie xx

      socialworkerangela responded:
      September 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

      It is addicting:) and cathartic. Welcome

        Jodie Hardy said:
        September 20, 2015 at 9:24 am

        πŸ˜€ thank you

    Heather said:
    September 24, 2015 at 10:20 am
    cavellemartin said:
    September 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Angela πŸ™‚ It’s nice to meet you πŸ™‚ I’m glad you have started taking on a more positive view of your mental health πŸ™‚ It’s so easy to get caught up in the negative. I look forward to reading more πŸ™‚

    Elusive Trope said:
    November 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I have nominated you [http://elusivetrope.com/2015/11/20/3d-3q-day-2/] for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.I want to say I don’t want you to feel obligated to participated. I just want people to experience and photographs I feel are inspiring and grounding.

      socialworkerangela responded:
      November 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      I’ve been waiting for someone to nominate me thank you!

        Elusive Trope said:
        November 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm

        You so quite welcome.

    November 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Hi, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The link :


    Abundant blessings, Emma

    bittersweet1976 said:
    November 23, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Hi Angela,
    I just discovered this About page… I just wanted to tell you that I think your pictorial quotes are particularly helpful reminders for anyone suffering from anxiety / depression. Through the struggles that my wife experiences, I am beginning to realize that my long posts are less ‘digestible’ than most of your insights!

    Ameena k.g said:
    February 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hello Angela, nice to meet you. I remember deleting My old blog too, like you said, too much anger and not the same person anymore πŸ™‚
    I host an event called “Mental Health Friday ” on my blog where we share our stories of Mental health in order to increase awareness. If you’d like to share, I’d love to have you. More information here: https://randomsbyarandom.wordpress.com/category/mental-health-friday/

      socialworkerangela responded:
      February 16, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you I’d love to share my story

        Ameena k.g said:
        February 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

        Yay, thats great to here. Here’s my email address: mykahani@yahoo.com you can me there and also email me thewrite-up. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    revengestar said:
    June 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Inspirational! ヽ(〃ο½₯Ο‰ο½₯)οΎ‰

    mentalhealthland said:
    July 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Hi there,
    I have nominated you for an award, you can find all the details here: https://mentalhealthland.net/2016/07/03/the-entertainer-blogger-award/.
    Sorry if I missed if you are award free, if you are (or don’t have time) then please just accept it as a shout out. πŸ™‚

    Blooming Lily said:
    July 17, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Just stumbled across your blog and really enjoying it! I’m pretty new to the mental health blogging community, but loving the support I’ve found πŸ™‚

      socialworkerangela responded:
      July 17, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you I’ve found a couple friends on here and have had hardly no trolls so it’s been a great experience for me I hope it is for you too

        Blooming Lily said:
        July 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        Thanks for following my blog! That means a lot to me πŸ™‚

    sasha said:
    September 29, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Hi!i have nominated you for “the versatile blogger award” for amazing writings. click here for more details https://sasha1010blog.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/the-versatile-blogger-award/ happy bloggingπŸ™‚

    Idle Muser said:
    November 7, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    This is the first time I did this – Followed a blog without going through its About page and any post. But you can’t blame me for that. How could I leave the opportunity of becoming your 1000 follower. :p πŸ˜€
    The moment I saw 999 followers, I clicked on follow. It was tempting.
    But now I will go through your posts. πŸ™‚

    itsgoodtobecrazysometimes said:
    April 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm


    Just to let you know I have given you a shout out here

    Have a good week

    A Single Parent's Life said:
    May 24, 2019 at 2:07 pm

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