A Brief Update (Happy New Year!)

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January 9th, 2020 // Status Report

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful New Year! Mine was nice and quiet. Quite relaxing, actually.

I had a wonderful winter break – sorry to be distant over December. I ended up doing less than I thought. I was struggling with my mental health, but I was able to knit and that tells me that I wasn’t at a terribly low point. I finished a beanie for my brother and I’m working on one for my mom as well.

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His beanie! ❤

I didn’t do nearly as much reading as I hoped, but I did rewatch the second season of American Horror Story. Asylum is the best season in my opinion. The show is a bit disturbing and definitely has some “What’s going on?” moments, but it’s worth a watch if you don’t mind some weird, unsettling dreams afterwards.

I was given a planner for Christmas and I’ve been using it every day to give my life more structure. It has a priorities’ tab and writing in that tab has allowed me to not feel so overwhelmed throughout the day. I still use my bullet journal alongside it, and repeating myself with both planners helps solidify my plans for the day.

I was also given a mermaid tail blanket for Christmas and while I’m a bit clumsy with it, it’s a lovely addition to my comfort items. It keeps my feet warm without me needing to wear socks. I love socks, but the blanket isn’t scratchy and it covers my feet. It feels like one big sock somehow.

I know this post might seem a bit lackluster compared to my other posts, but I wanted to give you all a quick update about my life. I moved back to Savannah on Monday and I’m finally able to hang out with friends after class and on the weekends. Class and homework is still the primary focus here, but it’s nice to not have to run straight home to Statesboro after class is over.

I transferred to a Starbucks in Savannah as well, and the manager was accommodating with my schedule. I told her about the number of hours I wanted and what I hoped my schedule would look like along with my classes. Given how Starbucks allows their employees to take breaks and the number of breaks we’re allowed, I like to think that I will have more energy overall, even if I’m still tired. I used to go straight home and collapse after work, but I have a feeling that I’ll be able to conserve some energy for other things, such as homework.

I haven’t felt some of my symptoms in a while, they’re still present but they’re not nearly as intimidating now. Being able to knit is my telltale sign for the severity of any depression symptoms, and I’m going to aim to knit daily so I can gauge my mental health.

All in all, I’m immensely grateful for the turn of events in my life. Things are looking up, and I’m excited for the future. I have some plans brewing in my mind and I can’t wait to share them with you.

I’ll talk to you soon!

~Taia