“Note to self: This is your journey, your body, your mind, and your spirit. Dig deep, own it and start doing things for you and by you”
It’s been a while since I’ve written a personal post because I’ve been m.i.a…
After a somewhat stressful two weeks, I’m glad to be in a better place mentally. I’ve been on the job hunt since the beginning of July and was slowly getting discouraged that no one was contacting me for anything. Then there was a week where I was lead into a false sense of security but of course, the job was too good to be true and that was the end of that. Just when I thought things were going to shit, I landed myself a part time job!
*slow sigh of relief* I’m so thankful that everything worked out in the end
Wanted to share this post in case anyone wants to participate but it’s the first day of a new month! ✨ I’ve been wanting to get back into journalling because I miss the feeling of physically writing so I thought this would be a perfect way 🙂 I’m excited to write away!
Top of the mornin’ to ya’s 🌞 It’s Thursday everyone! which means only two days keeping us from the weekend (yay!) and on social media, it’s the day to post an oldie but goodie 😎
As my #throwback, I’m taking it back to 3 years ago during my final year in university… One of my bestie’s Phillip (hey b!!!) and I had to create a series of video blogs or vlogs for our community psychology course. The vlogs were featured for Ryerson’s Mental Wellbeing Awareness week and we covered topics from stress management to stigma towards mental illness
Above is our 3rd vlog, where we discussed what mental health meant to us 💭 enjoy! (So as I was searching for this video online, I came across this article which I completely had no idea existed until today and I was quoted in our uni’s newspaper…kinda cool in my books haha) ✨
It’s officially been just a little over two weeks since I’ve become unemployed 😶 I know I deserve a bit of a break from working since it was really taking a toll on me. It took a bit to realize though, having been working for so many years without taking much vacation or any personal time to just enjoy life, made me so f*cking unhappy. I was so miserable and bitter. So being unemployed is a nice breather but it kinda sucks after some time because it gets a little lonely and boring.
Some days, I don’t mind staying in 🙂 Take today for example, it’s nice out yet I’d rather be at home laying in bed, eating snacks & watching One Piece all day while I wait for my love to get home from work 👸🏻 Funny, when I was working, I longed for days like this but now since every day is this way, my days just seem so uneventful 😦 (I can’t lie, I always look forward to grocery shopping days!💕)
Other days, I am/have been diligently looking for a job/itching to be working. At this point, I have had no luck and the anxiety slowly sets in 💸 Some of the hobbies and interests I’ve developed can be expensive and not having a steady source of income is stressful because I feel so limited in what I can do to enjoy my time 😦 Worrying about not being to meet up with friends or family for food outings, lifestyle change, not being able to fulfill my shopping desires, not sure if I’ll be able to apply for my master’s, the list goes on…honestly, it makes me feel a little sad that I haven’t been called for an interview or anything 😦 it’s a little disheartening
Nonetheless I’m happy to have some r&r time, focus on my goals and work on bettering myself as a person but I’m also torn because I kinda just want to go back to work. In due time, I know things will play out like it’s meant to but until then, I’m gonna continue applying for jobs while enjoying the free time I have now (before it’s gone..again haha)
Lately I’ve been trying to look at life through rose-coloured glasses, which admittedly is the catch phrase/description to my blog (haha)! 🌻 It means to look at life in such a positive way, pure optimism.
The typical me would usually be a mix of all the negative lenses and more than one at a time too. I know how much of a downer I can be, even when I don’t need to be. I thought it was something that couldn’t be helped because c’est la vie, right..nop!
Changing perspective and sticking with the new one is challenging but highly rewarding I’d say. To be honest, there are days that are easier to get through but ever since I started changing the way I thought, it definitely made me a more happy-go lucky gal 🙂
Being more appreciative, more aware/mindful, more present, more confident, more loving, more caring, smile and laugh more while at the same time focusing less on what steals energy from ourselves creates such a fulfilling feeling ☯️🕉
Happy Sunday ✨