Long time no write. Long long time no write.
Let’s go through a daunting catch up before I get started on my rant that let’s be real, not many people are going to read. I’m still in Colorado, still living life with my boyfriend, he’s still great and sarcastic per usual, plot twist I actually have a full time job now, and we moved into an actual apartment. However I have noticed for some reason I had given up my creative side for a few months. It seems I stopped writing. Not only through this outlet, by I stopped writing down my thoughts through poems or though random scrap pieces of paper I had found. I also stopped drawing, which had always been my safe and happy place. I blame time and a busy schedule, but I want to make my creative perspective a priority, so let’s start with this.
A gentle reminder to stop and give yourself a little credit once in a while. Life is hard, and life is not ever going to turn out how you plan, but remember to give yourself credit for how far you have come. Look back over all of the obstacles that you managed to face, whether big or small, they are all obstacles. Celebrate the little victories, think back on the times where it seemed like the day or week would never end, where you managed to tear yourself out of bed, all of the battles you fought internally, all of the jobs or other people that worked so hard to turn you down or tear you up, you’re here. You’re reading this, and you’ve made it through those tough times. Some days it seems like it will never end, but you’ve gotten through each day.
Sure, this may seem like something that is constantly repeated on a platform such as this, but when was the last time you actually gave yourself credit? Be proud that you woke up and got out of bed today, be proud of the little victories you have achieved at work, be proud of the personal relationships you have made an effort to rebuild and keep alive.
Be proud of yourself, for yourself.