Every second was torture. Days and weeks increased my anxiety exponentially as possible outcomes ran through my head. A lull in the fear occurred only when I set a plan to end my agony. The air grew thick as I walked to what I expected to be my doom. My face burnt up as I finally released the thought that had been eating me away, and I was meant with such a positive return that every feeling flowed right out of my goes and the only thing left was a smile.
Happiness of the day:
- Making pizza with my family
- Watching World of Dance
It is amazing how strong the bond of family can be. After not seeing someone for 5 or 10 years, reconnecting feels like no time was lost at all. Everything seems right and blended as it should be. The only sad part is the inevitable loss once again.
Happiness of the day:
- Really good food from Tomato Brothers
- Shopping with my brother who hates shopping but loves getting things
- Waking up without an alarm
So much has changed. My life has become richer with friendships, opportunities, and hobbies over the past year more than any I can remember. With this comes a cramped schedule and a scrambled mind. Even though I’ve already missed one day, I want to set a goal for myself that could improve my mental awareness and health. No matter what I choose to slice about, I will always list at least one thing that made me happy. Here’s my first:
- Volunteering with some very kind elderly women
- Finally finding my prom dress!
- My dad’s story about a random women getting in his truck while he was hunting
- Remembering March is SOL month😊
I started this challenge on the right track; the first on I missed being the 17th. As time wore on, March became so hectic that I could not keep up. Today, I know that I need to write because it is finally the end. Most of my slices this year were based on achieving success in life. Next year, I hope to achieve success with my slices.
A break is coming. I can see it in the eyes of my peers and feel it in my every move. As I wait, my world breaks down around me, and the incredibly organized state of my life disintegrates. 3 days go by without a Slice of Life. Clothes, both clean and dirty, lie all over my house. The to-do list hanging on my fridge grows longer by the minute. Stress from it all forces me to miss activities, yet I do nothing to fix it. I just sit and wait for the break that is the only thing to have a chance at fixing my life.
I will fall asleep tonight with a smile on my face. Not because of the victory, but because of the people. The people that make me laugh. The people that genuinely care how I’m doing. The people that I used to pass in the hallway and now conversate with daily. The people that have goals and motivation to match my own. Without these people, the win would mean nothing.
Sometimes, all we need is a moment. One that can remind us of the good things or at least push out the bad. My moments happen in times of silence and pondering when I can really analyze and think about what life is. Right now, I’m having a moment, and I thought it would be a good thing to share.
I’ve heard that if you say something enough, you may even begin to convince yourself. Often, I find myself thinking about this in daily activities. My choices should not become regrets so often, but I can quickly turn this regret into motivation will a few choice words.
“Stop thinking about ‘making it through’ and just be in the moment.”
“I love _________ so much!”
“I can’t wait for_________!”
“Most people don’t have this opportunity.”
“If I’m here, there’s no point in wasting time.”
And the most frequent,
“I always have something else to prove.”
I finally rewarded myself today after realizing how much I have been keeping up with and how optimistic I’ve managed to remain. Choosing a reward is always difficult; everything has a consequence. If I choose food, I will most likely feel sub-par later. If I choose an activity, it will only anger me when I don’t have much time. If I choose to pamper myself, the effects will eventually fade away. Today, I simply choose to not go above and beyond. I will be completely relaxed and normal with no regrets.