When I first started threads & such, I knew I may expound on ideas that weren’t just fashion-related; thus the “& such”. Although this is mostly a fashion-centered blog, I have a few posts that I think would benefit others. This is one of them. Although this a post dealing with my physical illness, it also speaks on burnout–something any student or writer can experience during their career.
I experienced my first symptoms of MS on August 9th, 2015. I went into detail on my first experience on this post.
At first, I didn’t think it was a big deal. My body will occasionally be tingling and numb. No big deal, just a tad bit annoying.
But then came November 2015. I experienced something that definitely tested my faith and confidence. I basically lost all control and function in my right arm. I would raise my arms in front of my chest and not even realize that they dropped all the way to my waist. I couldn’t feel it at all–it was almost like I had a prosthetic arm.
I spent about a month with limited function in my right arm. I couldn’t write, eat, drink, or perform various other activities with it. I realized I truly took my mobility for granted now that I had to rely on my left arm for everything.
In addition, I hit an emotional patch for a couple months and I didn’t want to do ANYTHING. School felt like a drag–I only had four classes and twelve credits. I had absolutely no drive to do anything. All I did was go to class, the cafeteria, and my room. I rarely went anywhere for fun. I didn’t even want to blog.
I looked at other people my age doing similar things and got jealous. I was feeling uninspired. I was feeling stagnant. I missed deadlines. I realized I had to work if I wanted to be anything because it wouldn’t just fall into my lap.
threads & such is the gateway to my career and I spent months ignoring it. It’s like I had a plant in my garden and spent months not watering it! My next post, the first one in my minimalism series, will go in-depth into decluttering your thinking space so you can get back on track and realize your full potential. It’s extremely important to have a clear space where your mind is free. I cannot stress this enough.
For anyone who feels stagnant, you’re definitely not alone. It’s not a fun place to be in. Visit my next post to find out how I got out of it!