So I officially graduated with my master's degree. Sunday was an emotional day. I know I've said this before, but I am not great at change, and I have loved my time at UCONN so much. I've made so many wonderful friends and over the two years I've been there, I feel like I've become a better person. I am sad that chapter in my life is over, but I am excited to start a new one.
If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I have not had the best past few months. I miss Tinkerbell a lot and I find myself feeling sad and lonely if I am in the house by myself. For the past ten years, I essentially had a constant companion and was never alone, even if I wasn't in human company. I haven't been sleeping well, I've had less patience, and I've lost almost ten pounds in the last two months, literally without even trying (and I'm not saying this as a good thing-- I currently have the world's most picky and specific appetite. Also none of my pants fit me anymore which is actually annoying). I feel like I've been super needy to a lot of my friends, for whom I am so appreciative
In social work, we talk a lot about self care. Honestly, I am not great at self care. But I definitely need to begin to develop more positive ways of coping with stress and sadness. One of the things that I've found to be really therapeutic recently is going to rallies, protests, and events relating to social justice issues. These types of events inspire me and give me hope about the future. Social justice issues are what I have chosen to dedicate my life to and when I think about the impact that I have the potential to make, I become emotional in a good way. Standing at protests, with like minded individuals who believe in equal rights and justice gives me so much positive energy. Every time I leave an event, I am more inspired and more determined to make changes in the world.
I can't wait to continue finding ways to take action and become inspired. I am going to create an "Action" page on Hello From Molly to talk more specifically about certain causes that inspire me (I just need to figure out how to do it, I'm REALLY bad at this web design stuff!!!). Maybe, I can also inspire some of you!