I’m writing an actual blog post right now. While I may not be the most consistent blogger out there, I figured I’d write down an update as to how things are going currently, as a 30 year old woman trying to navigate life at the moment.
Well, a lot of us are currently self isolating at home and I’m not going to lie about the fact that I’m incredibly frustrated with the amount of people who refuse to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. The longer the collective we of society refuses to treat this with the seriousness that is needed, the longer it will take for us to rebuild. The effects of this on my generalized anxiety disorder and chronic depression have not been lost on me and in order to combat this, I really worked on being as self analytical as possible during the beginning of quarantine. I have known for quite some time now that one of the ways I personally combat my GAD is to find ways to be productive. To improve and make progress, no matter how big or small. I decided to take some online accredited courses and work on obtaining some certifications to assist in adding to my resume. In doing so, I quickly learned that my so-called lack of academic ability that I thought to have plagued me in my younger years (specifically my late teens and early 20s), were actually due to undiagnosed mental health issues which were then amplified by my abusive first relationship.
It’s been a full decade since, and I’ve discovered that my brain has grown and developed. I am tackling Introduction to Personal Branding, The Strategy of Content Marketing, & Social Psychology, online and all at once. I’ve also re-enrolled to continue where I left off with my old Business Degree with Torrens University Australia to finally complete what I had thought I never would. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I feel better about approaching academia now, than I ever did when I was younger because I no longer have the barriers that held me back all those years ago. Being able to improve and grow as a person and just continually work on myself has helped towards placating the side of me that, for all intents and purposes, is going insane due to the current state of the world.
I would love nothing better than to already be in Los Angeles, and hustling as hard as possible work wise. Due to the pandemic, that move is obviously going to have to wait. Until then, I’m going to keep working on myself over here in Sydney, Australia. And I hope, by the time I get over to LA, that work that I do over here, will assist me in going above and beyond over there.