When you feel like your making progress with your mental health and happiness, sometimes life hits you like a truck and knocks you down. I’ve been having a few of those days lately in my life. There is a lot going on in my life at the moment and I haven’t been able to stay on top of things like I have wanted to. I feel like I’m falling behind in work and school and in my personal journey of health and such. I just am very overwhelmed and I don’t think I can keep up with the speed my life is taking me right now. It also comes where people are starting to ask and wonder what I am going to do after I graduate with my Masters. Guess what?? I don’t really have a clue right now, which is terrifying. I’m still trying to work all of that out and that has been wearing on me quite a bit over the past few days.
So, I was having a few bad days. But that’s okay. Over the past few days, I’ve realized that I need to understand that life is not a smooth path, as we all know it’s been a bumpy ride. It comes in waves, some longer than others. Over the past few weeks, life has been pretty smooth. Things are going well, I feel better and it’s great. But, then life happened. Life hits you and things just can spiral down from there. You can’t sleep or focus and you find your day is just stress and wasting away. So, here is what I did. I acknowledged that my mind and body and life are just not lining up as I would like them to be. That happens and it is just part of the journey. I’m grateful enough to work with a flexible schedule part time so I did what I had to do. I knew that I needed to clear my head and get my life back together so I took a few days off. I spent the days organizing my house and relaxing. I cleared my head and tried to work on how I can keep ahead of work and school and making time for my personal life. I could finally breath again.
So now, here I am again. I’m doing better. I have some time to just think about life and where I want to be. I know that this isn’t going to be an easy road ahead but I know how to keep moving through the rough patches and keep on keeping on. So here is to the new journey, where sometimes I have bad days and sometimes I have good days.