The importance of resting

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.

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Finding Ashley: Danielle Steel - A story of starting again

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).

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It is not over until it is over.

Today is all about the subject of perseverance. Over the last month or so, I've been extremely busy with my studies and I feel like it is never-ending. Even though the days are growing closer to the deadline, it is not over until it is over! I am so busy and consumed with my coursework that I am overwhelmed, and at times I do not feel to push on forward and complete the work I have to do. Even though I'm getting closer, it just seems so far away.

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Moving forward in life is easier said then done, but it has to get done.

Today's article is sharing my thoughts on the topic of moving forward in life, which has a massive reference from the 2014 Ethan Hawke movie Predestination. If you haven't watched it and have plans to do so, definitely go and do that, as this will be a significant spoiler. I will try and explain it the best I can to give some context on what I'm writing about. 

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The point in my life where I can relate to Elena Gilbert from the Vampire Diaries.

If anyone reading this has watched the vampire diaries, you all know who Elena Gilbert is. When I first started watching the vampire diaries at 13, I found Elena very annoying. I felt like she always played victim even though everyone around her was legit risking their lives and dying so that she could be alive and have the life she desired. Even as I would re-watch the show, sometimes I couldn't even get past a couple of seasons because I was reminded of how annoying Elena was. Now, this is like my millionth time watching, and for the first time ever, I can actually relate to Elena and finally understand her. It takes being in a particular place in life to realise everyone is alike.

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The theme of happiness in the Dead Poets Society. What did I learn?

Not so long ago, I watched the Dead Poets Society... and if you haven't watched it, be warned this will include a lot of spoilers. And for a bit of context, it is about an English teacher (Robin Williams) who works in a very rigid all-boys boarding school, and he pushes these boys to be free thinkers and to think outside of the box to pursue their life choices and ultimately things that make them happy. This is hard for the boys as they have the daunting pressure from their parents to go down the conventional, traditional routes in life.

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