Weekends on campus are always unruly, and this past weekend was no exception. Generally on Sundays I take time to think about the past few days and to prepare myself for the week. This Sunday I couldn’t manage that. I tried my usual tricks: talking to my mom, reflecting, forgiving myself for anything I may have regretted, and none of it worked. I was overwhelmed.
School, friends, work, family, these are all aspects of life that we have to learn to balance. It was evident that I was unbalanced and so I resorted to something I hadn’t tried before: I subconsciously embraced my bad mood.
My friend Luisa always gives amazing life advice. She once told me that one of her keys to life is to feel everything, feel it strongly, then let it go and leave those feelings behind. This weekend I was faced with old demons and my conscience came to a screeching halt.
Interacting with my friends was a struggle, and it wasn’t until Luisa asked me what was wrong that I realized I’d decided to be in a bad mood. Results? I loved it.
Day to day I try not to let insignificant events linger on my consciousness. But yesterday? Yesterday I wallowed and today I’m better for it. As important as it is to stay positive and keep rolling forward, sometimes you need to make time for the bad moods too.
Michelle Minero, the Co-Founder of this blog and the overarching Love Warrior Community published her book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You can buy her book online or at the Petaluma Copperfield’s bookstore. For upcoming events and book signings, starting with Michelle’s Free SoulCollage® Workshop on Saturday, March 23rd, visit Michelle’s Events page.
My name is Hannah Coleman and I hate talking about myself. My thoughts are fair game but descriptive autobiographies are not my strong suit. That being said, here is a very short explanation of how I see myself. I’m contradictory, loud, opinionated, and infected with an awful case of Wanderlust. I dislike suede and people telling me what I can’t do. I’m currently studying Sociology and finishing my final semester as a Senior in college. I enjoy living my life with honesty and surrounded by good friends. There are a lot of things that I don’t know but what I do know is: I love exploring new places and meeting new people. I love the possibilities found in being introduced to a new song or artist. Above all, I cherish independence. For now I’m taking everything a day at a time. As Bowie said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”