The Aftermath of Pressing Pause

Two months ago, I wrote a blog post about pressing pause. You can read that post right here:

I figured that since I was done with school (for now), people would more than likely be curious as to know what it is that I am doing with my life (or not, I could be wrong). But the blog post above accurately depicted the emotional state I was in. Exhausted. Desperately in need of escape. And so I did what I believe to be one of the best decisions I've made, thus far. I pressed pause.

During that time, I've learned a couple of things that I would like to share with you.

1. Sometimes it's nice to not live by an agenda. For the first time in four years, I had a couple of days all to myself. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I was able to wake up in the morning, enjoy my cup of green tea, read a couple of news articles, and have lunch with an old friend. No agenda doesn't mean that I sat at home all day. It just meant that I didn't have any specific obligations. 2. Before you can do anything, take care of your mental and physical health. Healthy body = healthy mind -- Healthy mind = healthy body

3. Take a step back, breathe, relax, and reflect. It's good for you.

Whether you believe it or not, things are going to be okay. I know it sounds cliche. I know you've heard these words before, but best believe there's a reason why people keep telling you the same thing over and over again.

4. Be open to something new. Something scary.

This summer, I dated. Opening my heart up was extremely difficult, but it was a learning experience. I went into things feeling like an extreme novice...only to realize that I was handling every situations well. I had a wonderful time and met pretty awesome people.

5. Have fun.

This is just simple. Life is too short to not enjoy it!

I am so thankful for the past couple of months and am especially appreciative for mother's patience. I could tell that she stresses when thinking about my future, but I cannot wait to give her the best surprise ever ;-) And let me just put it in a simple phrase, she will not be disappointed with the news I'm about to deliver.

Stay tuned, my friends.