Day 15: Happy Summer!

Posted in: Little Confessions... on 5 June, 2017 by Maria

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A big moment, soon vacation time comes and what can I say, it has been crazy…

Reflecting on the winter and the start of 2017 is an emotional issue for me. It started with much pain, crying, loss of family member, desperation, burn out, panic attacks, fear of the unknown, fear of life and other lovely things…

I can’t recall any particular moment that things changed, it was not a “wow” moment that I will never forget. It was just me fighting each day. I kept on promising to myself that if I go through this day, tomorrow would be better. I kept on doing that, I was honest with myself, my studies were going really bad, work was exhausting, even though I loved it, my relation with Amir was stable, but how long could he watch me crying each night? Rea got sick and she almost died, that was the last night that I cried that much. I wasn’t ready to let her go, not yet. She wouldn’t be there for me when I would get a steady job, she wouldn’t be there to bark at my wedding night, she wouldn’t meet my babies. She is my little white polar bear, so cute. I promised that if she would make it that night, I would give her more quality time and I promised her that I would never let myself feel so bad again with everything.

And it happened, the next morning she got treated and she managed to survive 🙂 The same as me, slowly but steadily, it was as I woke up. I could see clearly that I have gone through anxiety and depression and it was time for me to stand up for myself. I had to work on my mindset and this is what I did. Day by day… I promised myself that if I would go through a positive day, tomorrow It would be even better. And it was. Inspiring cooperations started to gain ground, I was more productive, more confident, I knew myself better, I met new people, I came closer to my old friends, whom I was neglecting, I was smiling at Amir, I was walking with Rea, I participated in so many important training courses.

Tomorrow, I will meet my lovely colleague Sarah to plan for the future of TNB and on Sunday, I am travelling to U.S.A. If you asked some months ago if all these things would happen to me, I would say definitely not. But they are happening because I had the courage to work through day by day. And I did. Sometimes it is not easy, life can be overwhelming, but it is also a unique opportunity to experience whatever we dream…

How do you choose to live?

Have a lovely summer 🙂

Kisses and hugs and lots of love to everyone!

Best,

Maria

 


 

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Day 14: The start of the project 5D!

Posted in: 15 Days of Challenge! on 5 June, 2017 by Maria

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Hey, everyone!

As I have mentioned before, the order of the posts have been altered and I am already back home. But I will share an inspiring video, which was filmed during the Erasmus+ project “5D”.

Have a good night!

Best,

M.


 

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Day 13: One day for myself!

Posted in: 15 Days of Challenge! on 5 June, 2017 by Maria

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Mission accomplished, no need for descriptions… It was a day just for me 🙂

Best,

M.


 

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Day 12: Evaluate how it is going so far!

Posted in: 15 Days of Challenge! on 5 June, 2017 by Maria

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Hey, everyone!

I have set this challenging marathon, I have to admit that it is hard. It is hard to be consistent, it is tough to break old habits, but it is so satisfactory when the effort is giving results.

A few more days and I am there!

Best,

M.


 

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Day 11: Be grateful and list the things I have!

Posted in: 15 Days of Challenge! on 5 June, 2017 by Maria

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Hey, everyone!

This is one of my best moments to take some time and just be grateful for all the things I have. Lately, I was focusing so much on negative thoughts, but realising what we already have and how we can build it up, made me understand the value of just being grateful 🙂

I think I made my list, but I decided to keep it personal. Be assured that it was a long one. I tried to really appreciate many aspects of my life 🙂

Have a lovely night!

Best,

M.


 

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My name is Maria and i am studying Gender at Linköping University. I am extremely interested in travelling and promoting Gender Issues.
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