Past four months/Holidays

So I’ve been extremely busy these past few months that I had to take a break from blogging but I’m back for a month!

I’m in a full-time Journalism program at my local college and write for the school’s paper. Even though I love it, it’s super duper busy and it never ends.  By the end of my day,  I’m too tired to do anything but watch Netflix, eat, and check in with my friend.

I made a new page with links to my work for the paper. I will keep updating it as I write more. It can be accessed by going to my homepage and clicking Niagara News at the top.

Mentally, I’m actually doing really well. My depression is under control by my meds and my anxiety attacks are less often. I have been  struggling with separation anxiety for four months due to my best friend moving away (more on that in another post) but even that’s getting better.

I went to bed happy, satisfied, and with a huge smile on my face the other day because life was going quite well for me. And now I get to relax even more because I have three weeks off!

This is the first time in quite a few years I’ve been mentally well over the holidays. Last year, I was battling suicidal thoughts and sobriety. The years before, I was just depressed and dealing with underlying issues. This year is different. I can’t remember the last time I was truly happy over the holidays.

I’m happy that I am well enough to attend Christmas dinner with my whole family this year, especially since I missed it last year. This year, I’m all about giving. Especially to the people who are always there for me. I love seeing their smiles and letting them know they’re appreciated. If I get a hug back, it’s even better.

Even though snow is very pretty, I’m happy we haven’t gotten any yet because I’m pretty much house bound when there is snow, due to my wheelchair.

I love the fact that I can snuggle up on the couch with a big, warm blanket, with no school priorities for the next month.

I’m excited to visit my best friend (who moved away) who I haven’t seen in a month at some point this break. I’m excited for the plans we have next year.

Last but not least, I have always enjoyed the little things that come with Christmas. Music, sparkles, movies, Christmas lights. I find the look of Christmas lights to be really calming.

Anyways, I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.

For those who need a little extra strength this Christmas…I know it can get hard for many different reasons. You’re definitely not alone. I’m here for anyone who wants to talk. Keep your head held high. I believe in you.

Stay strong lovelies <3

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