Chatting with a work friend just the other day, she reminded me that next week was her birthday. I asked her what age she was going to be and she delightedly replied “27.”
Do you ever achieve something and never tell yourself you’re proud of yourself? A simple example: you studied really hard for an exam, put in the effort, and passed. You get your mates telling you congrats, and they pat you on the back. But did you take the time to say to yourself, "you did it!"
Do you know what your birth chart says? Or, do you even know what a birth chart is? Your birth chart is based off of the time, location, and date of your birth. At the time when you were born, every planet and star and thing up there in the universe was in a specific place. Doesn't seem like it matters, but it absolutely does. Your birth chart displays where all those planets and stuff were, and this contributes to the magic that is your personality.
Life. A seemingly simple word, but the meaning is a bit more complex than one would imagine. The dictionary definition of life is "the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to the environment through changes originating internally." However, this is not the only way to define life. Ask yourself this question; ask yourself what you believe life really means and what it is. What is life really? The answer to that, to me at least, is almost as elusive as the definition of the word "normal." It is my personal opinion that life is defined, not by the actual definition, but by each and every person living on this Earth. Life is defined by their actions and personalities, for each person's life is different. Life has a different meaning for each person, culture, and country.
Life is really short. Don't let anyone say otherwise because they are absolutely bonkers to think so. Just think of how much the world has to offer, and how little time humans are given to explore it all. I'm in grade 12, and right now I'm drowning in applications for schools and scholarships. Until now while trying to plan my next life steps all I've been told is "Oh don't worry about it now. You've got time." And that's been the biggest lie anyone's ever said to me. With so much to choose from there's never enough time. Especially when you're already bad at making decisions.
I’ve been a longtime sufferer of anxiety, depression, and OCD. I’ve been in treatment for these mental illnesses for about seven years at this point, and I’ve tried everything. One on one therapy, group therapy, coloring books, meditation, talking to adults and mentors I trust, exercising, meeting people who’ve been in the same situation, etc. The list goes on, of course.
“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”
This is the story of a girl who only knows how to express how she feels like this. With erratic words and thoughts that don’t make sense, nervous ticks that only some will notice. A loud outspoken girl who gets lost in her own world sometimes because it seems like the only way she can escape the torment that shrouds her being occasionally is to dive into prolific writing escapades.
It is so important to be positive.
For several years, I spent my time providing crisis care for individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. One thing that was evident in all of my clients was traumatic life experiences. For over a year, I worked with clients struggling to regain control over their lives after traumatic life experiences. Having lived through my share of trauma, I find that I have a deep level of empathy for individual struggling to stabilize, recover, and ultimately rediscover their best selves. I have been a part of helping others rebuild their resiliency and exerting their personal will over the lives they found themselves in. I have held the hands of individuals who wish to end their personal pain. I have sat with people who deal with their pain by using substances to deaden the pain, individuals who disassociate as a means of escape, as well as those who harm themselves to control the pain in their lives.
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