Riding highs & Dealing with lows | October 2016

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High highs

Life is better than it has been in a long time. That’s an extremely bold statement because this world has always been kind to me but it’s true (and I couldn’t be more grateful).

My first couple of days in work were definitely everything I hoped for. Nerves didn’t  touch me, I just felt that I was where I was meant to be.

Forging my career in Sydney is pretty much all I care about right now. I’m determined to make the most of every opportunity that comes my way.

Let these good times, in this unreal city, keep rolling! ☺️


Low Lows

I’ve recently had a few convos with friends who have gone through difficult times with anxiety and major bouts of depression becoming part of their daily lives that they would, of course, rather live without.

I will explore this topic in greater depth at some point. It’s a sensitive subject that I wish to cover with care – for now I just want to share a few words that I hope will help if you’re going through a rough patch.

If you are experiencing trouble in your life, please don’t be afraid to talk about how you feel.

There is no shame whatsoever in admitting that things aren’t going to plan.

Chances are; whoever you open up to has experienced negative feelings at some point in their lives too.

I, for one, have been through some dark times over the years. Who hasn’t?

When you hit a low, whether that be brought on through loss, heartbreak, career or confidence struggles it can be extremely hard to go about your day. It can feel nigh-on impossible to get yourself back on track.

You can feel helpless, useless, a waste of space, ungrateful – the fact you can’t ‘fix’ yourself can become a part of the fight.

All the while you try to save face and stay chipper. But it’s more than ok to let your guard down, to admit to feeling low, vulnerable, exhausted, shit for no reason but just shit and you can’t work out why.

Talking to someone, anyone you feel you can confide in; a friend, a doctor, a local support group, an anonymous helpline number – talking is your first step to taking the weight off your chest and lifting the clouds away from your head.

Friends and family love you and are there to help you , any time of day or night no matter where you are in the world, but they won’t know anything is wrong if you hide it. 

It’s good to talk ❤️

@LaraLain

 

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