The Autumn season is here; Autumn is my favourite season because of the shifting colour of the leaves and the brown and orange shades that fill the streets. Autumn is a season that I find simple to romanticise and makes me feel like the main character in my own life.
Now that I am in the corporate world, I've found that the commute can be draining at times for me, especially on my way home, and that I can feel weary after a busy day at work. However, I really wanted to come out of that state of exhaustion and feel rejuvenated and revitalised instead.
At the start of the year, I was working a job that I wasn't very happy with; it was draining my creativity and was extremely monotonous and mundane, with no possibility for growth or prospects for my future.
My adult years mainly consisted of the belief that what I wanted and what I was seeking was to find my purpose. It is a saying I know we have heard countless times and may ask ourselves. Especially in times when we feel like we're just floating and allowing ourselves to be moved by the currents of just existing.
Unlike other years, I created a vision board to visualise what I wanted my life to welcome this year and the following years. I really loved conceptualising things I would love to do and experience and putting them into pictures on a board to sum up everything that is expeditiously me, the parts of me that I want to tap into and live out in 2023.
Following your dreams, what does that look like? I never really knew the answer to that question until after I finished writing this; I always knew I wanted to do something creative, spontaneous, and flexible.
In the middle of August, I wrote briefly on one of my Instagram post captions about a Netflix movie I watched called Purple Heart. With Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine starring in the main roles. There are so many reasons why I found this movie so exceptional, from the plot down to casting and the actual execution of the film. If you are a movie buff like me, you realise that this movie teaches you so much about life.
I would now say I've entered what is known as the 'real world', and it's definitely interesting, to say the least. I've learned many brutal truths and had to face some rejections, but there is another part of the real world I don't think gets talked about enough. Yes, life is hard, and as I began to assume real-life duties, I discerned that very quickly, but being the author of how I want my life to be, I can write ways to make it less challenging and a bit better. It is essential to fit time for me, to pick up hobbies, go out with friends and family, meet people, not be afraid to speak to someone who could possibly change my life, to look at nature or the beautifully designed skyscrapers on my way home from work, and eat my favourite meal. Life is actually to be romanticised.
Around late June, I watched a YouTube video from a channel called Claudette and Co. Where Claudette discussed depression and anxiety (I will add a link to the video down below), and her husband Gerd in this video suggested a film called 'What dreams may come'.' I was intrigued because if you do not know by now I am a movie lover and so I wanted to know what the movie was about and why he referenced the film. So as I do, I watched the movie. It was so good, but from watching it I had a few questions about art and creation and what that all kind of means in real life. By the end, I concluded some answers to my question not just from what I took from the movie but from speaking to others and my self-reflection.
This is the last day of mental health awareness month, and I wanted to take this chance to talk about how I took time for my wellness and why I did that.
Today I'm going to be analysing one of the Xmen films, days of the future past. I will discuss how this film shows that proving yourself to others is nothing but a dead end and a waste of time.
Finding Ashley is one of my best reads of 2022 so far. It had a combination of themes such as loss, finding love, healing and starting again. Today, I will be talking about the themes of starting again and healing (Let me know in the comments if you want me to do a themed series for this book).