Well considering the fact that today is Mental Health Awareness Day a post seems like a good idea.
I don’t really know where this is heading or if I will even publish this, but I felt like writing this so here goes.
It is so easy to get caught up in society. Becoming one with the crowd to blend in with the masses. To fit in. Losing parts of ourselves along the way.
Remember who you are… – Mufasa from The Lion King
I am a Pisces, the last of the zodiac, and it is said that we have the ability to become shape-shifters when confronted with certain situations. We are chameleons in conversation. Adapting to our surroundings. We say what people want to hear, whether to avoid feelings being hurt or to avoid conflicts arising. Telling white lies to side-step pain.
Okay let’s try this again. The first draft of this post turned out horrendously so I simply decided to delete it all and start again.
Sometimes that is what we all need to do. Have a fresh start. Wipe away all the negativity, step back and take a look, then dive back in with a new mindset.
I can’t even begin to express how amazing it feels to do. Especially when it appears you are going down a negative spiral of no return. When you’re in deep enough, it seems like there’s no going back. Except there always is.
I suppose everyone goes through different phases in life and it depends a lot on what’s going on around them.
Recently I have let my surrounding and the goings on get a grip on me. A suffocating grip. One that I want to be free of. Desperately.
Is there such a thing as too much thinking? I think there is. For the past few months I have been feeling slightly overwhelmed by they blogosphere and social media. I have read posts from so many amazing bloggers, and they each have their own unique and exquisite style. However, in the back of my mind I have constantly been searching for the ‘right’ way to blog. The ‘right’ way to write and speak my mind on this web of connections. Until today, when I decided to ask myself why am I doing this? Why am I looking for a guideline or approval from someone else? I didn’t have an answer. I felt lost. I was feeling that way more and more about life in general.
WARNING- explicit themes covered in this post – WARNING
There are certain moments in life that leave an impression on you. More often than not, in my life those particular memorable moments have involved other people. They are sometimes important people, other times they have been complete strangers who have had quite an effect on me. People should have warning labels on their foreheads.