Some time ago, my parents and I were talking to my neighbor who has been in and out of hospital a couple of times now. It was a very casual conversation, but of course, being my neighbor, he was giving some real life lessons. He kept talking about needing something that drives him, otherwise life would not be worth living and it wouldn’t be fun. That comment kept me thinking for a while. What drives me to get up everyday?
I have been wanting to talk about mental health for a while now. In some personal articles I have mentioned that I struggle with life a bit sometimes. Because I am definitely not the only one, and there are people who experience a lot worse, I thought it would be good to open up this conversation. A lot of people on social media have been adressing the stigma around mental health lately. People like Jessie Paege share a lot about their own mental health and are trying to delete the taboo around this topic. One of the most important steps of improving your mental health, is to talk about your problems. It gets heavier and heavier to keep them to yourself. That’s why it’s important that social media is getting more open to discuss things like this and that’s why I want to address it today as well.
You’re probably thinking: “It’s already February and you’re just now posting about your 2019 goals?” Yes. That is correct. Usually I don’t really have New Year’s Resolutions™, mainly because January 1st is such a weird day to start new habits. Christmas break is still going, there are still a couple of Christmas and birthday parties, and in one or two weeks finals will start. There is just no space and time to think about what I want to achieve and how I’m going to do that. And definitely no time to actually do it. So, now the first month of 2019 is over, I have finally established my goals for this year and I can actually start working on them. Let’s see what they are.
The past year has been quite a rollercoaster for me. There have been a lot of ups and downs, a lot of crying and laughing. I know this sounds very, very cheesy, but it’s true. And I don’t really know how else to describe it. As you know, I love throwing in some personal bits on this blog once in a while. That’s why I thought it would be fun to write a ‘year review’. Just talk about things that happened this year and maybe look forward to what’s coming. Let’s go!
So it’s been a little while since my last proper blogpost. I’ve been really busy with studying lately. Finals week just ended, and my body decided it would be fun to get the flu that week. So while I’m still laying in bed recovering from a fever, I thought I’d write a little update.