Hey guys! Welcome to the second part of this Q&A. Yesterday I did a post all about answering questions pertaining to grad school and I pulled a bunch of questions I had received about my new journey in grad school. So if you are interested in that it’s my most recent post before this one, so go check it out! Today I will be answering more general questions. There may be a couple about grad school or just this time in my life right now, but for the most part I think they are just pretty general. So with that, let’s dive right in!
Do you know what the future holds for you right now?
I know what the future holds for me in the near future, but not necessarily long term. The thing I love most about myself is I don’t force myself to stay somewhere if I’m not happy or feel like I could be doing better. I think it’s really important to not get too hard on myself and stay open and flexible because I feel like that’s when the magic happens. I don’t keep the door closed on any opportunities if it’s something I really want to do and feel passionate about.
Any advice for someone moving to a new city?
Do everything you can to meet new people and make friends. Especially if you don’t know anyone. Also, get to know your city. Know that you are ending up where you are ending up for a reason and trust that everything happens for a reason. Accept that it might be difficult and there will undoubtedly be hard parts. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it and it certainly doesn’t mean you should give up. Be proud of yourself for having the courage to do a hard thing. And always remember that it’s okay to change your mind. It’s okay to decide something isn’t for you. But it’s never okay not to try.
What is something you have learned recently?
I recently learned that in those moments when I was feeling unloved or unwanted it’s because I was unloved and unwanted. There is a reason I felt that way. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t be loved or that I won’t be wanted by someone. And the times where I felt unsafe is because I wasn’t safe even in my own thoughts. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not safe now. Just because I have felt that way doesn’t mean that’s the total truth and it ends there. I am now in a place where I feel completely safe, completely loved, and completely wanted. So it’s brought me a lot of peace.
What size bed do you have?
My bedroom came with a full size bed in it.
Are you dating or seeing anyone currently?
Right now I’m not dating or really seeing anyone.
What changes have you noticed in yourself so far this year?
I’m a lot more confident and sure in the choices I make. I feel more at peace with where I am and what I am doing than I ever have before and it’s been a pretty incredible experience so far. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we’re getting there.
What’s your day to day schedule like?
Everyday has something different to it, but it’s mostly get up, get ready, go to work, sign off, eat dinner, do some more work, work on blog posts, and then get ready for bed.
Are you planning on staying where you are for a while?
Yes. I don’t plan on moving out of this city for at least a couple more years. I am really happy here and I’m in a pretty good spot. I probably won’t stay here forever, but for now I’m pretty content.
What do you do for work?
Right now I am a customer service representative for a national phone company. I’m just not allowed to say which one.
What’s your advice for someone wanting to start a blog.
My best advice is to just do it. Don’t worry about making it look perfect because it never will. Don’t worry about the numbers because your blog will grow as you do. Be consistent as much as you can. Write content that makes you happy and that you want to share. Enjoy the process and the journey and you won’t regret it. Always stay true to yourself and do it for you before you do it for anyone else. Be yourself and the right people will follow along.
How old are you?
I’m currently 23 and I’ll be 24 in just a couple months.
What brand of mascara do you use?
I use the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara and I love it.
Are you still in therapy?
I have been in therapy since early last year and I haven’t missed a week yet. My life has changed drastically over the past year and a half in both positive and negative ways. And even though I am finally in a place where I am happy with where I have ended up, I still struggle with the daily reminders of all the things that happened. It hasn’t always been easy because I do still struggle with anxiety and depression. And even though my confidence has grown substantially and I am making significant progress, there is still so much work to be done.
Are you happy?
I got this question in various forms, so I figured I would just answer it in it’s most basic form. Am I happy? Overall, yes I’m happy. I have a really good job, amazing friends, the incredible opportunity to get my Master’s degree, and a lot of really fun and exciting things that I get to do and be a part of. When I think back to a year ago and what I wished I could be doing, it’s literally everything I have right now. So yes, I am happy. But per the last question, I still have struggles mentally and emotionally. I’m not sure those will ever go away though, so I choose not to base my happiness levels on those struggles. Instead I choose to see everything I have right now and all that I have to be grateful for.
And those are all the questions I have for this one! Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. If you have questions for future Q&A posts be sure to leave those in the comments. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!