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A Little Life Update


Hello everyone. I hope you are well! I cannot believe it is mid January already- how the time flies!

I wanted to create an open and honest post about how the year has started off and my hopes for the continuing months. Please let me know yours too!

I can very easily say that the past few months have been very detrimental and a burden on my mental health. Families come in all shapes and sizes and I am lucky to have been taken into a permanent, caring home at my boyfriend Dan's. There have been many twists and turns and although I am a regular minimiser, I am ever the optimist. I am so proud of myself for being able to pull through with university work, something that within this module I did not even know if I would start due to negative circumstances.

For me, it is about finding the joy in little things. I have been offered so many opportunities to freelance, join a team or explore something new to only find that all of a sudden the people that have promised these opportunities are M.I.A. I am determined to find my thing this year. Although university has very much been my sanctuary for learning and broadening my horizons.

I have learnt so much about myself and will continue to learn how to be kinder to myself. I have been enjoying evenings of sketching, colouring and journaling. I find it very hard to switch off and mostly commit myself to working, cleaning or other negative manifestations. So, I am proud to be able to take some "me" time if only for a little bit. This year I hope to fill with more social, career and creative opportunities. A lot of opportunities have been put on hold or postponed due to undergoing some pretty horrendous mental health consequences including anxiety and family troubles.

It has been a struggle with my body image and eating habits (something I find hard to accept is an issue)... despite the fact these thoughts and compulsions have been around since I was little! I have managed to be so much more open about my relationship with food and body image, but I would love to understand and find my personal style this year. I love fashion, however I cannot apply it fantastically to myself!

This post may seem a little bleak, but I do have so much to look forward to and learn. I have met some really fab people already and I am really enjoying my university course. Here is to finding more about myself and putting myself first for once!

Things to look forward to this year

*It will mine and my boyfriend's four year anniversary and we are off to the theatre at the end of January.

*I am looking forward to continuing with my university degree, learning more about my strengths and making memories with some fantastic people.

*I am looking forward to motivating myself, saving and making plans for the future.

*I am looking forward to getting my mental health back on track!


What do you hope for this year?

Amy x






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