Finding oneself is hands down one of the hardest things we have to do as humans, but over the past month I’ve worked harder than ever at an attempt of finding myself. It took quitting a job that I absolutely hated, but because of that, I’m on the right track!
Over the last month, or even the last few weeks as it were, I have been able to dedicate increasingly more time to writing. I have been able to write fun articles here for Fuzzable, get back into a novel I started a while ago but from which I got distracted, and work on a variety of poems. Even more than being cathartic, writing helps to clear my head – especially in the case of my novel as I’ve had its premise and characters in my head for about four years now.
This writing hasn’t been in vain, either, as two of my poems have been picked up to be published in an online literary magazine – and I’m so excited! I never thought I had any of this in me, so this entire experience this last month has been validating and whimsical.
In addition to writing more, the adventure of finding myself had allowed me the ability to venture back into the world of YouTube. I have tried to upload videos before, but both times they fell short. This time, however, I finally feel as though I am at a place in my life where I will consistently vlog and record various types of videos for my channel. Earlier this week, I posted an introductory video, and I plan to post another vlog in a few days.
Outside of writing and getting back into YouTube, I’ve been cooking and baking a lot. I become overjoyed when dishes or baked goods turn out as well as I’d like them to, and it’s so much fun to experiment with flavors and textures. Recently, I have made lemon blueberry and cinnamon chocolate chip muffins, pictured below.
I’ve also made one of my favorite treats: squash fritters, which only need spaghetti squash, flour, and cheese to make the perfect crispy bite!
Finally, I have generally been able to spend time with myself mentally and work on myself, which is truly magical and beautiful and completely necessary. I’ve been able to potentially line up a new job that I think I will really like, and I have been able to focus more on graduate school stuff, such as applying for scholarships and assistantships.
My mind is clearer than it’s ever been after tipping the iceberg into finding myself recently, and for the first time probably ever I truly feel on top of the world. I’ve smiled more, laughed more, and been overall happier, which I never knew to be possible.
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