Mental Health Awareness

I can admit as I write this I do have feelings of loneliness over me right now. It’s been awhile since I’ve felt that way, but it comes over me at random times.

As I’ve grown older, I have grown more mindful of my mental health. In my late teens and most of my 20s, I was well consumed into the motions of life. I can’t remember a single moment where I just sat and soaked in the present moment.

In college, of course there were social times with friends, time with S.O’s, and events to attend, but to really concentrate what I felt at my core, I didn’t provide the necessary attention I needed.

As I approach my 30s, it’s something I need to wholeheartedly prioritize. This pandemic definitely hasn’t made it the most easiest route to stay sane, but it sheds light on what can be improved in the future.

I have not been the greatest friend over the years. I look back and am definitely not the best in maintaining friendships and regret not simply checking in on people close to me.

Also, I’ve realized I’ve isolated myself from people when I’ve needed them the most. It’s definitely not a pattern I want to continue.

Looking forward, it’s baby steps that count. Whether it’s checking in on a friend I haven’t spoke to in awhile or just checking in on myself on where my mind is at, it’s a step in the right direction.


The Confident Soul

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do I consider myself a confident person?

No, I don’t…

But that doesn’t mean I cannot become confident.

Confidence can be seen in so many different ways. We all can interpret the word, “confidence” differently.

If you thought of yourself as confident, what would that look like?

When I imagine my most confident self, I think of the following:

I imagine someone who knows what she’s talking about.

I imagine someone who holds her head high.

I imagine someone who has a certain energy to herself that you can’t put your finger on, but she owns it.

I imagine someone with a kind heart.

I imagine someone who is very comfortable in their skin.

I imagine someone who is stylish.

I imagine someone who isn’t afraid to be vocal about how she feels.

The goal is to change all those “I imagine” statements to “I am” statements.

It’ll take time, but one day… I’ll get there.