I was nominated by the lovely and totally fabulous Irina and the super amazing Arthifis for this amazing tag. Thank you both of you for tagging me. I’m so sorry my post is so late! I’m probably the last person to do this post but better late than never!
1. Mention the person who nominated you
2. List 13 reasons why you keep going/living (This is borrowed from the book but I’m taking it the opposite direction).
3. Nominate 10 or more people to give their reasons why.
4. Use the picture that I created in your post. I’m sorry that I’m a bit bad a making these
This tag has given me a lot to think about. As someone who suffers from mental health problems as well as a chronic illness, it hits quite close to home for me. I’m hoping one day I’ll have the courage to share more of my story but for now I choose to look to the positives and give you my reasons why I’m still here. Many of my answers will probably be fairly standard and cliche but here goes.
My family is one of the most precious things I have in my life. What I consider to be my main close family is very small but very important to me. They have always been so supportive over the years and have helped me fight battles I couldn’t have ever won on my own. I don’t know where I would be without my family.
As depressing as this sounds I don’t have many friends in real life. I’m someone who has struggled with isolation over the years I have struggled to make and keep friendships alive. That being said I do have a handful of friends who I love with every fibre of my being. I don’t know what i’d do without them and I cherish the fact that those friendships have been able to stay alive and I feel so lucky in that sense. I love my friends so much.
Anime is such a big part of my life. Its like my safety blanket. I watch anime when I need to wind down. It’s there for me when I feel sad or alone or just need to escape from the world and my problems. It makes me feel a variety of emotions and as sappy as it sounds has allowed me to explore and follow amazing stories and characters and get involved in their problems instead of my own for a while.
Blogging has become a huge part of my life over the past few months. It’s now one of my favourite hobbies. Being able to blog and share my thoughts, feelings and experiences with likeminded people really keeps me going. I’m the type of person who keeps a lot of their interests and passions and the various things that go with it all to themselves out of fear of being an annoyance to people. The internet is the only place I can really share most of it openly and I love that I have a place to go and share my interests without fear of being an annoying weirdo. Overall blogging has done me a world of good and has given me a passion I didn’t know I had.
I love visiting new places and one of my biggest goals in life is to explore the world and visit countries I have always dreamed about. I want to visit so many places! Travelling gets me away from my problems for a while and puts myself into a new environment where I can learn, explore and gain new experiences without having to deal with the everyday stresses I have at home. Being able to travel more in the future definitely keeps me going in hard times. I have a relatively long bucket list so I cannot go anywhere until it’s completed.
Like travelling, my future keeps me going. I’m young, I’m still a student and I have this big, terrifying yet exciting world in front of me that holds a lot of opportunities. The bottom line is I want to live a nice, happy and comfortable life and I need to keep going in order to get to that goal.
I don’t know what I’d do without my dog. She is my furry baby and I love her to bits. Seeing her when I wake up brings a smile to my face. I love seeing her wander around the house playing with her toys or bugging me for tummy tickles.
8.My Drive to be Happy
Happiness, real happiness seems like a very far away dream for me. With suffering with depression and having problem after problem come and rip happy times away from me it seems almost impossible at times. But I want to be happy so badly. That drive to be happy and lead a good life keeps me going! Striving towards my goals has always kept me afloat one way or another and I know one day it will happen.
I’m not a foodie. I’m actually a very fussy eater but I do love eating my favourite foods. Food such as pizza and chocolate always bring me happiness and those small, insignificant moments can be amazing at times. Having something like pizza to look forward to during the day can make a difference even if it’s only small!
Christmas is something I always get so excited about each year and is always a good reason for me to keep moving forward when the winter months start to creep in. Christmas always gives me a warm, comforting feeling as its a time I can share with my loved ones and allows me to take a break and enjoy myself. It always holds such good memories for me and I know it’s always around the corner to give me that comfort I need.
YouTube has been a big source of entertainment for me for so many years. I watch it as much as I do with anime and I rarely watch anything on the actual TV. I find YouTube a much better platform for the content I want to watch and has allowed me to find so many people who share the same interests. I have found YouTubers who make me feel less alone in the world and they have been able to make me smile and laugh even in the darkest of times. A simple 10 minute video can make a huge difference to my mood sometimes and for that it is definitely a reason why for me.
This one is silly I know but, as an atheist I have always found little comfort in the idea of God and an afterlife. My logic loving brain struggles with the concept. Instead I take a great amount of comfort in the thought of life on other planets. I refuse to accept that we are the only life in the entire universe. It’s too lonely of an existence for me to accept. As someone who loves science and space I have always been one to believe in aliens. I hope to live to a time when we find out the truth but until then the thought of extraterrestrials keeps me going.
13. You Guys
Oh wow this is so sappy and cliche but I don’t care! I consider myself extremely lucky to have found a community where I have been able to make friends and share all my thoughts with you all. I said earlier that I don’t really have many friends in real life but I do consider many of you guys my friends and I do hope you think the same of me. You guys have all been so lovely and supportive to me and have made this nerdy little weirdo feel like she actually belongs somewhere for once. You guys are awesome!
I hope my reasons make sense and this isn’t just a giant mess of a post. Life isn’t easy but if you are ever feeling like things are impossible or hopeless please remember that there is always at least one reason to keep going.
I’m not tagging ten people because I know everyone has probably done this already but here are a couple of people I’m tagging. If you have done this already then sorry but you’re getting tagged again but as always don’t feel pressured to do any tag you don’t wish to do! I’m tagging:
Sorry if you guys have already done this!
Thanks for reading and I hope you’re having a great day!
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