Me, Myself, & I

Just breathe... That's all I've been telling myself lately. When the the light bulb goes off in my head for a new blog post, it's usually about something I've recently experienced or giving you some cliche teenager advice. I wanted to change it up today and talk about myself, I hope you don't mind.

I'm currently in the midst of my senior year, the final hurrah. Between doing this and that and keeping up with my peers, it's gotten to be a bit much for this mind of mine to juggle. I'm definitely one to try to please everyone around me. I want others to be happy in order for me to be happy. But, things have changed... I suddenly have the urge to only focus on myself. I'm being selfish and I know it too. This past week was essential for me to hone in on my health, happiness, and overall how I go about my days.

Being a senior has its benefits, like how I don't have to show up to school until second period. Being the normal Hannah that I am, I still showed up to school on time for the first month or so. Why? Well what if I was missing something important, or wasting my morning by sleeping in? Turns out I missed nothing. My time sitting in the library during first period could have been spent sleeping, and I wouldn't have been walking through the hallways like a zombie with dark bags under my eyes.

So, that's where I started to change things last week. I slept in an extra 30 minutes, took my time getting ready, and ate a breakfast that was going to last me to lunch. By looking good, I felt good, and eating right had much to do with the way my body functioned throughout the day. After all, this is the only time of my day where I have nothing to do, or responsibility to fill; I can just be with myself. Now I know these are all simple things, but it really has helped. Changing one little thing can impact your whole day.

For the last week I've found myself the happiest on gloomy days, stepping on leaves, catching up with new and old friends, and dancing to the beat of my heels as I walk through the hallways. I've been listening to a whole lot of Lorde and Ed Sheeran, and enjoying my own presence in lonely car rides. Above all things, I've become reacquainted with my faith in the Lord. I really can't deny that I feel so dang good.

WriteHannah Mauser