Blogmas Day 7
“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life”. —FR. ALFRED D’SOUZA
Something that has been on my mind lately has been happiness and the pursuit of happiness. This past month I have been unhappy. No particular reason, but the anxiety and depression has overwhelmed my body and my senses. Something that I have been reminding myself these past couple of days is that I am living a healthy and happy life. I need to enjoy the moment, enjoy the sadness, and enjoy the journey. I’m going through a hard time but it is helping me grow.
“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.’” —IAIN THOMAS
My joy and my happiness is what is important and I need a friendly reminder that it is okay to not be 100% everyday. It’s okay to not be the best version of myself everyday. Living and breathing is what is important right now. Sometimes we have to step back and look at our lives and just remember that we are important first.
I’m just getting through this season just one day at a time and reminding myself everyday to get through this minute, and then start again. I’m trying to remind myself that I am allowed to feel these emotions but not dwell in them.
I feel like I am coming around the bend of a difficult time and I am excited to see where this all takes me.