Finding Hope: My Journey to Return to Happiness


It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Quite a while actually. My partner Mikaila has been providing you with many insightful articles on a variety of wonderful mental health related topics. Great job Mikaila. As for myself, my journey has stagnated. My life became successful, I made impulse decisions and self sabotaged, and now I’m back to the same stress levels as I was in March of this year.

It’s my own fault. I wrote some good advice when I first started this blog, but then I began chasing dollar signs instead of improving my mental health. I became focused on material things instead of focusing on the things that matter, the people in front of me and the memories I am making with them.

I became so oblivious to the fact that my growth was stagnating, until in a recent conversation with my significant other, they mentioned that I re-read my earlier posts on this site. Apparently I had some good advice. Apparently they think I need it. Amid the trials and tribulations of job searches and unexpected expenses and life in general, I lost sight of myself. And I have no motivation.

I went through the same thing last year when searching for my current job, however, it is time for me to move on to new endeavors as my current environment is limiting my growth. However, the job market and economy are extremely challenging right now with rising prices and stagnant income, much less, the challenges of obtaining a decent job that doesn’t lowball on salary.

My Path Moving Forward

What am I going to do about this? I’m not sure. The only thing I can do is put one foot in front of the other day by day, and do my best to make a little forward motion each day. Save a little more money in the bank account. Apply for a few more jobs. Be a little more supportive. Read one more book. Do what little I can every day to move a little bit forward.

It’s all I can do, honestly. Life is overwhelming right now. Dumb decisions will do that to you. But the real metric is whether we learned from them or not. I think I learned from mine. Doesn’t mean I don’t have to deal with the effects. But I did learn from them.

So, from now on, you may see me here a little more often. Doing my best to put a smile on my face and help make the world a better place. Until next time.



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