Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Updates (no. 1)

-Tomorrow, I leave for college.
-I'm a bit excited, but mostly nervous.
-Still not done packing.
-I got two cartilage piercings and three more lobe piercings.
-I bought a custom domain for this blog!
-Which is a promise to myself to dedicate more time and effort into this space.
-I have been going to hot yoga classes and even though it is really tiring sometimes, I love it!
-I just want to leave a bit of advice here: It's okay to not know your path. Even though others might seem to have their entire lives laid out in front of them, that is their life. Not yours. So there is no need to compare or rush into making any life decisions. Take life step by step. I admit that I stress about my future too much. I keep worrying about what the future holds and how I will make my life meaningful/live it the way I want to. But remember, a lot of people around you are going through the same confusion. You live life by experiencing it. Instead of worrying too much about every little thing, try to enjoy life and grow along the way. We can do this.

j.j.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

it is okay to say no.


During my freshman year of high school, I was participating in many clubs and after school activities. Truth be told, I felt overwhelmed by all of the extracurriculars that I was taking on. Slowly, over the following three years, I dropped the activities that I didn't find as important or interesting to me. Those decisions massively helped my mental health and allowed me to focus more on academics and spending time with myself.

However, recently, when applying to colleges and scholarships, I felt like I was lacking in the activities department. Even though I know that I participate in many things, I felt like it wasn't enough. I felt like other people were doing so much more than me while I wasn't making any progress. I always hesitate to describe myself as "hardworking" or "productive" or "well-rounded" because personally, I feel like I am always lacking in some area.

But I have to teach myself that not participating in everything is okay.

It is okay to give yourself what you want.

It is okay to take a break.

It is okay to say no.


Not getting involved in as many extracurriculars as other people is okay.

j.j.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Rebranding


I've been thinking about changing Artsy Peacock to deartomysoul for quite some time now. Back in 2011, the blog name Artsy Peacock really suited my character: a creative 11 year old expressing her ideas on a blogging platform. But now that I'm 18, even though I've archived my old posts and gone in a new direction with this blog, the one thing that I stuck with was the name. It's time for a change. I think it is only right for my blog to grow alongside me.

j.j.

[let's make it another 7 years.]