It took a point of me breaking down in the middle of a conversation with a friend last semester to realize that I needed to take the time to just breathe.
Up until that point, I'd been spending so much time relying on my own strength that eventually I caved because, well, I'm human. How could I hold myself up for so long?
So yesterday, I kept getting the urge to paint, so I did. I'm no painter by any means, but I do love expressing my creativity through creative outlets, like painting, sculpting, crafting, anything, really.
A word kept coming to mind all day yesterday, and the word was breathe. I think that this will definitely be my mantra this semester, seeing as how it is so important to take a step back to just reflect and relax every now and then.
I kept the canvas simple; I wanted the word to be the focal point and to stand out from the background.
I also used a frame I got for Christmas and filled it with paper to write a simple phrase on it. I went with "Be amazing, do amazing." To me, the quote simply means that in whatever you do, put your all into it. Make yourself and your work the best you can make it. I think that fits perfectly for this semester, and maybe even this year.
As I go through this semester, I hope to keep both of these mantras in mind. I am ready for what's to come, and I'm just excited for what is going to happen. Let's do this!