So much has changed for me since a year ago.
A year ago, I had just moved to Washington. I was struggling. A lot. I was coming out of a very serious relationship and dealing with a lot of things physically and emotionally. My original plan for college had been to attend the University of Kansas. This quickly changed to University of Puget Sound after realizing that moving back to Kansas wasn’t an option for me.
A few months ago, I relapsed into an old bad habit while in the middle of a budding relationship with someone who was treating me well and seemed to understand what I was going through. While this relationship did end up failing due to my relapse behaviors, it really showed me what a good relationship should look and feel like.
Today, I live in my own apartment in downtown Seattle. I’m planning on attending the Art Institute of Seattle for fashion marketing and I couldn’t be more happy with my decision. My mindset is completely different. I view the world through a more positive lens. I’ve worked hard to get here and I would have never seen this coming.
I’m excited to be alive and this feeling has been building for so long. I sometimes focus on the little negative situations in my life in an effort to fix things. I’m still learning and growing but overall I’m very happy and I’m doing well.