Day 16: A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

I could take this in a lot of ways. A lot of the books I read at SIT changed my viewpoint in one way or another. That's just not what I want to discuss right now. When I was a sophomore in college, I was very depressed one winter. I didn't want to leave the house-… Continue reading Day 16: A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

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Day 15: A band/musical artist whose music impacted your life.

The first artist that came to mind was Maria Mena. Not many people know who she is in Connecticut or even the United States. She had one album released here – “White Turns Blue.” I started to get into her a few years after that album was released. I was doing my perusing on YouTube,… Continue reading Day 15: A band/musical artist whose music impacted your life.

Day 14: Someone who has made your life worth living.

This past weekend was Christmas. I swear I was looking forward to it. My brother was coming home. I would be able to spend time with him, parents, sister, and niece. I ruined it, or, I guess, my mental health ruined it. I couldn't enjoy any of it. I left early Christmas day, skipping Christmas… Continue reading Day 14: Someone who has made your life worth living.

Day 13: Discuss Something on Your Bucket List

I want to travel. There are so many places I want to see that I cannot just pick one, but Iceland and Patagonia are on the top of my list. I’m nervous, though. I’m nervous that I will be too scared to actually go. I hadn't traveled internationally since Peru in April 2015. I traveled… Continue reading Day 13: Discuss Something on Your Bucket List

Day 12: Something you hope to change about yourself and why.

  I get wrapped up in my head. I think of illogical scenarios and they tend to spin out of control. I believe the best and worst of people at the same time. I usually think the worst case scenario will be what will happen. All the illogical scenarios. All the messed up future outcomes.… Continue reading Day 12: Something you hope to change about yourself and why.

Day 11: Something in which people seem to compliment you.

  My defense is smiling. I smile what I feel comfortable. When I feel like crying in public, I smile. When my anxiety grows up in me, I smile. When I feel like falling apart, I smile. You might be able to tell that I smile a lot. I also understand how it feels to… Continue reading Day 11: Something in which people seem to compliment you.

Day 10: Something in which you’ve been the champion or the best.

  So there was a three-day vacation written into the blog challenge. I think it just goes along with the fact that it is important to take breaks and take time for yourself. I needed it this weekend and had a perfect time. So this question, again, is difficult for me. I never saw myself… Continue reading Day 10: Something in which you’ve been the champion or the best.

Day 06: Something that excites you and fills you with joy.

People often say that I have a “happy” personality. When I talk about anything that I am passionate about, I become immensely excited which is easily noticeable. I love talking about things that I am passionate about, which I’m sure is true for most people. Besides talking about things I am passionate about (mental health,… Continue reading Day 06: Something that excites you and fills you with joy.

Day 05: Something in life that gives you balance.

  So I’m a day late on this but – I was sick. But I’m back at it. So this question was difficult for me. Balance can be a difficult concept for me to understand. I tend to give my all to everything. Something in my life that has given me balance my friends. They… Continue reading Day 05: Something in life that gives you balance.

Day 04: Something that is part of your routine you enjoy.

Since this past February (2016), I have been using self-care techniques every day. I have become more aware of pieces of my routine that may help or hinder me. Going to bed late can hinder while taking a walk every day helps. One of my favorite parts of my routine is writing down a good… Continue reading Day 04: Something that is part of your routine you enjoy.