It’s been a while since I have written a blog about my personal life. I’m happy to say that I am doing well. A few things have changed. I am now working full time at Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters…I am enjoying that and giving a lot of my time to that. Working at an animal shelter is a lot of work but it’s very rewarding and the fact is I like to stay busy.
As for music I finished “Long From Home” this year for the piano. I’m actually quite excited by how it turned out. I can only hope that I continue to improve with my lessons from Brent Milam who teaches at Georgia State University. I take private lessons (currently on Zoom) and it’s great because he lets me work at my own pace AND he keeps challenging me more and more. I recently started a new solo cello piece and I hope it turns out amazing AND that I can get connected with an awesome cello player to at least do a video recording of it for my YouTube channel.
I’m pretty happy in Georgia. I may be enjoying myself more now than ever. I’m happy how far I have come with my battle with Bipolar I Disorder. I’m taking much better care and sticking to a plan that includes medications that work for me. I struggle from time to time but I am in a much better place now thanks for my doctors and therapists I have worked with since 2013. If you are looking for a good organization that supports people with mental illness try giving a donation or do some research into NAMI.
As for good reads that I have been enjoying there is a little book called “How to Be Interesting” by Jessica Hagy. It’s a very light read but gets me thinking outside the box a little. I am also reading a book I picked up randomly at CVS called “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by Amy Morin…it’s quite the interesting read and I love books that promote growth. I’m always looking for something to reach out and change the way I think about the world. The next book I’m going to take a whack at is “The War on Normal People” by Andrew Yang. Ever since he ran for president this year I have found that some of the stuff he stands up could make the world a drastically better place. He also has the concern for homelessness that I share. It’s not a problem I think can not be fixed.
Thank you for reading! I hope that you enjoy your day!
It was nice to have the rain beating down on me today as I rode my bike around early this morning. I was angry and wanted to get rid of some of the responsibilities that I had laid upon myself. What I found is that I am just one person and I can not do everything on my own. I have a be strong enough to accept help and then go with that help as willingly as possible. It can be hard at times but I finally think I have come to a nice place. A place where I can be myself and learn and grow into the person I wish to become.
I often think of the many great things I can do with my life, but probably the best piece of advice I received recently was that I need to live just one day at a time. It’s time to slow down and enjoy life for all the simple beauties that it possesses.
Life is good…and so is pizza.
Hello There! Happy October!
Life has actually been really quite good for me recently. Sure, there have been a few bumps but I feel I am arriving at a “Good Place”. It’s seems that solutions to all of my questions and problems are now being manifested for the simple reason that I finally let some stress go and I’m starting to treat myself a little better.
I get concerned about my actions and words at times. This past year I started a lot of different projects and was going in a lot of different directions, but that is okay because honestly I was just trying to make some money. Money to support myself, get out of debt, and maybe help some friends along the way. Money is such a fickle thing and there are times I put a lot of emphasis on it and other times that I do not. For me, the most important thing is the well being of my family and friends. (That includes me.)
I would say generally I am a happy person but I do take things too serious and let situations overwelm me. This past week I let an English paper overwhelm me with so with much stress that I cracked because I just could not get my finger around it. When I turned it in it was far from completion but I found out I was going to have the chance to rewrite it. I was happy about that but I was also not happy that I had let myself get so consumed because I really wanted to make a good grade. During that same class period my teacher gave us our midterm grades and I had a A-. (And here I am about to stroke out over grades…uh!)
One of my goals in life is to be happy with what I get done no matter what my grade is and no matter what other people think of the quality of my work. I want to be content and stress less…so that is what I am going to do. That is why the last 2 days have been SO WONDERFUL. I accept the perfectionist I am and I also accept the slow and steady pace of my work.
“I don’t know what I’m doing here. How I landed in this space, but it’s a good place.” – Good Place by David Archuleta