I realize that I haven’t written anything in a while, it’s just been a crazy couple of weeks for me. I started a new job which was very exciting, and I’m getting ready to move which is equally exciting but so much more tiresome. I didn’t realize just how much needed to be done before moving. Anyways, today was supposed to be about using a reader submitted topic to write about, but I didn’t get any submissions so I’m going to use one of the quote prompts.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” -Astronomer Carl Sagan
I chose to write about this quote because it hit home for me. When I was in high school, I hit a rough patch in my mental health (I had pretty bad depression and anxiety for two out of the four years). Looking back now as a university student, I realize that I learnt something incredible from that time of my life: no matter how bad it got at times, I can persevere and at the end of the day I can become a stronger person because of it.
After recovering from my depression and anxiety I’ve noticed that I’ve become more independent and I’ve also improved my ability to be self sufficient. Not to sound super cheesy or anything, but it has shaped me into the person I am today for better or for worse. I know there are lots of campaigns out there telling everyone to love themselves and be more positive towards themselves, so you probably don’t need me to repeat it but I’m going to anyways because I think it’s so important. You are strong and independent and your experiences have made you into the person you are today, so you should love them for better or for worse. I believe that mental health awareness is such an important topic that can often be ignored but it shouldn’t be- it’s just as important as physical health. (Okay, my spiel about mental health is over but I hope I’ve emphasize just how important it is.)
Looking back on my past experiences, I cannot even fathom just how incredible my life is and just how very fortunate and lucky I am to be able to live it. This quote inspired me and helped me reflect on my past experiences in a positive manner and I think that’s why it’s so powerful. There are so many ways in which it can be interpreted, and this is how I did.
Thanks for reading this and I’ll talk to you guys in my next post.