One of the most difficult tasks for me is to relax my mind. In university, it would take me over 2hrs+ to fall asleep because I just couldn’t shut off my mind. I always used those moments before bed as “my time”. Similar to being in the showing, the moments before sleep were one of the very few guiltless times in the day when I could think about what ever I wanted. I am by no means advocating this because, trust me, this much thinking at once is unhealthy. When your thoughts are so numerous that you can’t fall asleep, you are not doing any favors for your mind or body.
If you’re on the East Coast, chances are you were hit by Mr. Jonas himself. There was no chance I would venture outside today, so I made a list of tasks I wanted to get done. At the top of the list: taking down the Christmas tree and making banana bread. (And yes…my tree was still up as of 8am this morning. And yes..I already miss having the lights warm the room).
PS Sorry for the hand-drawn sketches – my camera is officially broken and is going back to the motherland
Recently I was reunited with my best friend from high school (Hi Sammy if you are reading)! We went out for a lovely dinner, and then drove back to my place for a much needed Gilmore Girls/Best Friend session. Plus, I also wanted her to try some of my loose leaves that I have!
Everyday we make assumptions, and it so hard to break that cycle sometimes. Things that are routine for us, can be completely foreign to others. This was the case when I asked Sam which tea she wanted to try. The moment I popped the question, she looked up at me: confused, overwhelmed, and clueless. I realized, then and there, that we had to do a Tea 101. And I must say, after doing it, I realized how much I loved it! It’s so exciting to share one of your passions with someone.
I just felt like I needed to do a life update. I haven’t posted or interacted online in days…and it’s now beginning to feel strange!
Over the last week, I have been having some eye issues. My vision had an overall haziness to it, and it was exhausting to well…look. I would wear my glasses, but things were just hazy enough that all I wanted was to close my eyes. Thankfully, I was able to go to the doctor this Saturday. I was prescribed drops for my eyes. Hopefully this medicine will help. If it doesn’t, then my doctor basically told me that my eyes have a “cold” – meaning its viral and I just have to wait it out. I’ve been on the drops for a day now, and I notice a difference already. So fingers cross it’s not a virus!
Sipping on: DAVIDsTEA Vanilla Matcha while transitioning over to Tension Tamer
Watching: Sleeping Beauty (“I know what you’ll do, you love me at once. They way you did once upon a dream.”)
It’s about time to do my Celestial adoration post! Companies that I admire and that I have had positive interactions with, deserve some attention. Celestial is hands down one of those companies for me. I can honestly say there is nothing better then when you tag a company in something, and they read/interact back with you. Celestial is one of those companies! They have retweeted some of my posts, enjoyed some of my pictures, and I have even recently won a contest through them!
With the start of the new year always comes Best of 2015 videos/posts! I personally adore them. I love hearing about everything people liked over the past year. It so much fun to see if anyone liked the same things you did, and if they didn’t, you get to see new things to try.
Firstly, I wanted to thank any one who has stopped by my blog. I finally got the courage to start blogging just a short while ago, and I am extremely happy with the progress thus far. I am becoming addicted to this online community already and cannot wait to continue growing for years to come!
Time for part 2 of my mental illness journey! Find Part 1 here. I lightly mentioned my life journey with anxiety previously, and this post is a further peak through that window.
Unlike depression, anxiety has been a companion for many years. I’m at a point now where I can no longer remember when my anxiety even began…that’s how integrated it is into my life.