So, the blogging hasn’t gone as well as I would like it to, but in my defense I have been in school for the past year and keeping up with that, work and life during this crazy time has kept me pretty busy.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m working on setting aside more time for myself to do the things I enjoy. (reading, napping and crochet are the top 3 things on my list!) I only have 3 months of school left though and I am determined to get through this and be a straight “A” student for the first time in my life. Not easy, but in the end it will be worth it. Thankfully I have a great bunch of gals in class with me, wonderful friends, my sweet pups and kitties and Logan.
I feel like too many people have spent too much time thinking about all the ways 2020 and 2021 have been awful and that makes me sad. I have a lot to be thankful for and if 2020 and 2021 hadn’t happened, I might not have made the decisions that have led me to this point in my life.
- I started school after thinking about it for way too many years
- I have started consciously thinking about doing more writing and reading and not just to shame all of my friends on Goodreads
- I have realized that letting go is sometimes the best thing to do and my mental health is more important that letting others bully me into doing what they want me to do.
- I have also realized that it is not shameful to talk about my anxiety and depression. I talk about not for sympathy, but so that others know they can talk to me. Also so they can be aware that sometimes I struggle and it has nothing to do with anyone but myself.
While maybe not the most extensive list, it is one I cherish because #3 especially has always been hard for me. I still fail at this task sometimes, but at least I am getting better about it.
I would actually love to hear all the things you are thankful for that 2020 and 2021 have brought to your life. Have a great day! Soak up some sunshine and give a dog a kiss!
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