Looking Forward & Never Looking Back

I know I am a little late, but 2017 has finally come to an end. We are in the third week of the new year and I must say it isn’t too bad, yet.

2017 was one hell of a year! I’m sure not only for me, but for those around me as well. For the last few weeks, I have been reflecting on all of the things that has happened in the last year – good and bad. And I must give myself props for making it through another year. It has been a tough one and not many know that about my life. I am a pretty private person, even with friends. But I’ve learned that I should not always keep everything to myself – for the sake of my mind and emotions. Continue reading

The Stability We Need But Don’t Have

We’ve all been there, done that – with everything. The things we experience in life molds us into who we are today. No matter what we go through, we usually can pick ourselves up, shake it off and move forward.

But some people do not have the ability to pick themselves up and bounce back. They stay in a rut, beat themselves up emotionally and mentally almost to the point where they’ve given up. When you are not mentally and emotionally stable, it leads you down the road to depression, anxiety, isolation, etc. It is a very sensitive subject for most – at least I know it is for me. Talking about it with friends was something I didn’t want to do. But even if you don’t some may notice how different you’ve been, especially if you’ve been isolating yourself or not being your true self when you are around others. It takes a lot of self awareness, strength and courage for you to recognize and know that you need professional help. Not everyone can admit to having depression – but I want you to know that you will be okay. Continue reading