This post is a follow up to my previous post in which I asked you guys to set me tasks to get me out of my comfort zone on my second solo trip. If you haven’t read that post, it’s probably best to have a read of it before you continue with this post.
It would’ve been very easy to lie about my trip, but what good would it have done? There is something quite therapeutic about getting things off my chest and showing you all a side of myself that I have kept under wraps. I am going to keep it 100% real with y’all.
There’s no good without bad. Every year has its highs and its low. For me personally, 2016 has been a pivotal year in my life. It’s been a year in which I have been trying to “find myself” and figure out what I want to do with my life after graduating.
Although I am an optimist, we all go through times of depression, worry, fear and stress.
I recently went through such a situation that led me to feel that despite all my work and effort, everything seemed to be going wrong. Reaching out to my friends (a good support network is essential, you can’t do it alone!), I was able to get through the negativity and the whispers in the back of mind that told me that I couldn’t do it and that I should just give up.
One of my friends sent me this quote that perfectly matched my situation:
“Having a plan doesn’t always mean having control. That’s just life. Now learning how to move forward when you don’t have that control, that’s just growing up.”