Yesterday, I was feeling a little bit anxious. Actually a lot of bit anxious. Let’s be real here!
I feel like lots of things have been going amazing in my life, which is great. However, there will always be things there to pull you down. I mean that’s just life, ya know?
So, although things have been going amazing for me, I have had some stressful stuff going on behind the scenes. I don’t like conflict because that is one of my anxiety triggers, I do all I can to keep the peace, even if that means blaming myself. Lately, I’ve had some conflict arise in my life and it’s making me stressed and anxious.
Valentine’s Day has just passed and love is in the air, right!?
Hopefully you saved some love for yourself. Valentine’s Day is more than just celebrating relationships with boys (or girls), it’s about celebrating friendships and the relationship with yourself. Why not use this hallmark holiday as an excuse to spread even more love and positivity!?
In light of the day, I wanted to share why I think it is important to make room for self-love in your own life.
As a current college student, I know all about what I’m “supposed” to do. There is a list of things I should be doing for future employers to notice me, expectations I need to meet and organizations I need to be a part of to “set myself apart.” I’m using quotations because I find this stuff to be humorous. We follow so closely behind the group mentality.
All last semester, I was feeling this pressure to stack my schedule with extra curricular activities and events. Although those can be great and super helpful, they are not your only key to success, which I learned like 10 minutes ago. Okay, maybe longer than that but my point is that you do not have to follow the same path as everyone. Actually, you shouldn’t be doing that. Everyone else around you, especially in college, is taking that same route. What you should be doing is attending events that intrigue your personal interests and passions. You should be taking opportunities that help you apply your skills and grow them.
Hello Beautiful Souls,
The new year is upon us; goodbye 2017, hello 2018!
Just like most, I take the last few days of the year to reflect on the past 365 days and think about what’s to come in the next 365. This past year, my anxiety was worse than it’s ever been. My strength was challenged many times and all in all, I experienced a lot of self-growth. The year was filled with new opportunities, love, adventure and many obstacles (nothing I couldn’t handle). So, let’s reflect on the lessons learned in 2017.
Merry Christmas from me to you!
Over the weekend I visited Downtown Detroit to explore their festive holiday market and see all the hustle & bustle in the city. This won’t be a standard long post from PYM today, just me wishing you a happy holiday season. I will be back after the Holiday to bring you brand new content. Stay tuned!
If you are in the Michigan region, you should definitely consider visiting the Campus Martius in Detroit. There is lots to do and it will surely put you in the holiday spirit. I loved visiting the Christmas market, ice skating and warming up in the Cadillac Lodge. Detroit is up and coming, and there is a lot of growth in the city. There are new shops, coffee stops and festivities for all. It was super fun visiting the city right before Christmas!
Warm wishes this holiday season! Enjoy these moments with family and friends, and take time to rebuild your soul. The holiday season brings me so much joy and happiness. My heart is overflowing with happiness these days. I hope you have the best holiday and a fantastic new year.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Pretty, Young & Motivated.