Even if you don’t want to. Even if you don’t have the time. Force yourself, you will probably have to, but do it. You can, and will, come up with a million reasons not to, but ignore all of that and slow down. Sit with your breath. By doing this you have just taken back control of the downward spiral. It might feel small and weak and barely enough to keep you afloat but do it anyway. It’s a start.
I started making gratitude lists in November 2016. I was at a point in my life when I felt very unlucky. Any counselor or person I ever talked to always told me to start journaling. They said it was important to document how I was feeling so I could look back and remember it one day. But, I was never very good at journaling. I was that kid that would go out, buy a sparkly pink journal, write a couple of ‘dear diary’ entries and then forget about it. (I can’t be the only one guilty of this, right????)
Yes, you read that right. I’ve dropped out of university twice SO FAR in my life (Joking mum, I think I’ll finish this degree). I currently attend university in Toronto where I study visual art and am about to start my second year. This is my first blog post so I want to use it to share who I am, and I believe the best way to do that is explain how I got here.