10 Year Challenge With A Twist

Thanks to Jenny in Neverland for doing this awesome post that inspired me to respond with my own twist on the 10 Year Challenge.jon-tyson-520850-unsplash

The last ten years have been a roller-coaster ride for me. I just turned 25 so if I’m honest, I don’t know anymore what kind of problems my 15 year-old self had. What I do know is that to say that the years that came after were a mixed bag is a huge understatement. For a very long time, I was struggling with depression and anxiety. I’ve overcome quite a lot of obstacles and I’m not sure I will ever be able to leave that part of me behind. I‘ve struggled with mental illness to a degree which made everyday life almost unbearable for at least 6 of those 10 years .

But I’ve also had huge upsides during that time that my 15-year-old self could have never imagined. I overcame some of my insecurities and started studying American Studies, which I love (I’m currently writing my thesis). I started my own business and I’ve maintained a healthy partnership for almost 5 of those years.  I’ve had the courage to stop seeing people who were making me miserable, and through that, I was not only able to see that I was capable of having meaningful and healthy relationships with other people and that I deserved and needed to realize that I am worth something no matter how much I fail at a something.

The biggest thing I probably learned in the last 10 years is this: it’s all about your mindset. The worst situation won’t be half as bad if you don’T roll around in your negative feelings and instead focus on manageable and healthy solutions. The second thing is this: don’t be too proud to seek help, but let yourself be the one who decides for you.

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What are the things that you’re proud of that you accomplished in the last 10 years? Let’s chat about our experiences!

Creativity and Self-Care, Here I Come!

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I’b back and I’ve decided to not only focus on books on this blog. I’ve changed so much in the past year or so, it just wouldn’t do the blog, or me any good to only write about books. I want to talk more about popular culture, self-care and the environment and I want y’all to be part of that.

I’ve created a section called Self-Care and Creativity in which I’ll be posting exactly that. How to be creative when it comes to daily tasks, bullet journaling, writing and other stuff. This blog is called Ribbon Reviews, so you will see reviews of products, books and everything else I use and try out. You can see my first post on Bullet Journaling here.

The other new section is called What’sUp and will be for all things pop culture, social and environmental issues and things to talk about. My first post is about privilege, You can read it here.

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