Life Update + Why I've Been Gone
Hey there, guys.
I'm not quite sure where to begin or how much personal information to type out but I am back in my home state of Virginia. I packed up all of my things into one suitcase and and two days later on my 23rd birthday I said goodbye to my home of two and a half years and got on a plane.
Ultimately my moving here came down to my mental health. I wasn't doing too well; my anxiety was back in full force and my depression had creeped back into my life slowly but surely. There were a lot of factors as to why but some of the main ones being that I had a hard time making friends and staying motivated and trying new things. My life was going to work and coming home. I didn't have the energy to do anything else and I was too sad to. Now that I've been back home for almost 2 months and have had time to reflect, I can see how low I really was and how badly I needed to get out of there. So, when I first got back the last thing on my mind was blogging, to be honest. I knew that when I moved back I needed to focus on myself and "getting better."
My boyfriend, Cody, and I are in a long distant relationship now which is really hard- he will be moving up here soon so that gives me something to look forward to. We've taken two different road trips to see each other already and those were some of the funnest days we've ever spent together. Since moving here I've already noticed big changes in how I feel mentally, physically and emotionally. I'm not nearly as anxious or depressed and it's so nice being around my family again. I am eating better and working out. Our pup, Neptune, loves it here. He has lots of grass to run around on and his 1st birthday is next month.
If there's one thing I've learned recently it's to be brave- do whatever you can to make yourself happy. Sometimes that can a scary thing to actually put in motion and take those steps, but it will always be worth it.
I hope to start blogging regularly again soon. Let me know in comments what you all would like to see more of!