“Not all sunshine and rainbows”

Alright legends, I’ll be straight up honest here, I have no clue what I’m doing. Please bear with me as I learn the way of blogging and sharing my inner-most thoughts with complete strangers. I guess I better start by introducing myself and sharing how I got to this point. My name is Bri, I’m a 20 year old law student living in Victoria, Australia. I have the most beautiful family, an abundance of wonderful friends and the most supportive and loving boyfriend. I have so many amazing things in my life yet lately I have suffered terribly with severe anxiety and depression, stemming from physical health issues, living away from my family, the stress of studying and the overwhelming pressure I put on myself to achieve a high level of success in all areas of my life. I’ve suffered from anxiety for about a decade however, 6 months ago I struggled to see any light in my life and faced many thoughts of suicide and crushingly low self-esteem.

I am starting to find my magic again and am reinventing myself. That’s how this whole blog started, I’m trying to find an outlet for the abundance of thoughts that race through my head 24/7. The thing about learning to love yourself is that there’s no set way to do it and it is a gradual process, that can only be taken one day at a time. While I wish it was a ‘quick fix’ issue I also understand that it’s about the destination, not the journey and I am incredibly lucky to have so many gorgeous people around me helping me to be my best self.

I can’t always promise I’ll be an overly exciting writer or that my posts will be overly interesting but I can promise that I’ll always be honest and I’ll always appreciate any feedback, good or bad.

I’m not always sunshine and rainbows but you have to learn to dance in the rain while waiting for the storm to pass.

Love yourself, be yourself and be kind to yourself.

-B x