I have been neglecting my poor blog this past month. There’s been multiple reasons for this. My life has had a lot of changes lately, and I’ve been taking some time to let the dust settle and get back into my groove. The past couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet up with some friends that I haven’t seen in a couple of years. These meetings have really opened my eyes to how much I’ve “grown” over the last two/three years. 3 years ago I had no self-esteem, there were long periods of time were I even hated myself. Such a different person from who I am now. I surrounded myself with people who were not really good for me. We were all struggling together, but rather than trying to give each other emotional support we beat each other down more.
I have always been a relatively strong person, I just didn’t know it. I’ve had depression for a large chunk of my life, I first became aware of it when I was 12. I’ve never taken any medication to combat this but instead I realized that we do have some control over our emotions, we can influence the way that we react and deal with the things that life throws at us.
These days I am happy with my life and the path that I have chosen to take, even with the recent changes in it. I am extremely happy that I moved to Portland, as it is now home to me, and has really helped me to finally feel somewhat settled. Before moving here, I was looking for something new every year, be it my job, the country I lived in or any number of things.
I will be back to this blog soon, in the meantime check back occasionally, I’ll be posting here and there.