I know that I am really bad at keeping up with other blogs and writing. I am kind of a potato when ever I have even an ounce of free time. This post is going to get a bit personal so please escape while you still can.
One of the reasons why I have avoided my blog for basically the entire summer is because I have been coping with some anxiety and a bit more. I know that there are many people out there like myself that are quite introverted and do not necessarily know or have the skills to cope. Over the past few months I have tried a few techniques that I have found uplifting and gave me that extra boost I needed.
1. Hobbies. A lot of people assume that photography is my occupation but it is actually a side hobby. I just graduated with a degree in biology and am currently transitioning on applying for a graduate program and working basically full time. I found that working and studying take so much time away from photography so I decided to donate more of my time to photography even if it means less work hours. And although I may not be making as much as I could I found that I am overall happier I can bust out my camera or even iphone photos whenever I got the chance to. I've met some very encouraging friends and I've been constantly supported by my boyfriend. I'm starting to take on more booking and actually making time to go out and even shoot with film again. Lesson learned, don't stop doing what you are passionate about.
2. Yoga & Exercise. I might not exercise everyday but I get myself to run to the beach a few times a week. I am not as active as I was in high school but the reality is that although it is tiring some physical exercise gives you that mental boost. My best friend always motivates me with exercise tips that work for me. Sometimes finding people who have a similar goal helps you motivate one another. I have gotten into the habit of doing yoga almost every day whether it is for 15 minutes or an hour and if I really have the energy I would start pilates for that extra exercise. I am not 100% caught up but I also started the Kayla Itsines workout back in May. Although I do not follow it everyday just doing it every other day works perfectly.
Lastly I would like to conclude this post with my favorite quote from Anna Quindlen's novel:
"Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of grey cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen. We have to teach ourselves how to live, really live... to love the journey, not the destination"