Hello Bookish Friends,
Well, I did it, after a year of hard work and even more strain on my mental health I now have a Masters in Children’s Literature. My graduation was good and I’m happy to say that I am proud of what I have achieved. It took a lot of work to get through my mental health this year.
This time last year I was in the darkest part of my life ‘so far’ and It took a lot of effort, medication, counselling and a lot of support to get through my masters. A lot of people don’t talk about the stress and anxiety that life poses when doing something like masters. I was working 2 jobs, doing uni and having to deal with personal life including death in my family. So in retrospect, all of this added up and eventually caused my downfall. Something had to give and I ended up having to give up my jobs and carry on with my masters while doing a lot of work on myself while studying.
It was only after I finished uni that I finally got my life back together and I managed to get my job that for the moment is making me really happy. I’m so proud of myself and the people around me that helped me get this far. My graduation proved that, as I saw my mental health advisor/counsellor as I was taking my seat and she was so happy to see me and see that I had graduated. It made all the difference to see that it hadn’t just affected my life, but also the people around me who helped me get to the point of graduating.
It took me a whole year to finally get to a point where I feel relatively okay again and can get on with my life while also feeling happy. I am not on medication anymore and I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in a little while. I know my weaknesses and my ways to help my situation when my anxiety plays up. Its been a process and I’m still not fully there but I’ve made a good step toward recovery.
As always, happy reading