I settled on this blog name after seeing the quote:
I looked on Google but never found it attributed to anyone. This quote means a lot to me, and it’s deeply personal.
I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety since high school. Probably before then, but my memories are hazy from that part of my life. I coped with my situation by blocking those memories out, to survive in that environment. From high school until college I didn’t thrive, I survived. This I consider my “darkest night”.
Then I started counseling. I had answers for how much pain I was in. I had answers for how to break the cycle. I learned how to free myself and learn to live a better, healthier life. This is my “brightest stars”.
I’m living a full life. It’s not perfect, I’m completely lost when it comes to a career. Emotionally and mentally I feel strong and I feel healthy. That’s the important part. I can figure out what to do next because I have the tools. I’ve worked through my darkest nights and I will become a bright star. I will succeed. That’s the important part.
WordPress made that title, but I like it. It’s what I want out of this blog, to greet the world!
I’m here to post about the things that are relevant in my life right now, and I’m sure relevant in the lives of many others. I’m recently married and navigating that relationship while raising our cat, Otter, and my rabbit with an attitude, Rory. The two of them are a big enough handful for now!
I want this blog to chronicle my life as I figure out what I’m doing. I’m just turning 26 and starting a career change. I’m unhappy with the career part of my life while I figure out what I want to do and how to get what I want. I’m figuring out how to do my own taxes, cook healthy meals, clean my home properly, and enjoy my life. Millennials have a bad reputation with the older generations for being lazy and not doing what we’re “supposed to”. I don’t think that’s true. I think we have more opportunities in a world that is fighting us back much harder than our parents and grandparents. But that’s not getting us down. We’re hopeful. We’re successful. And we’re motivated.