Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 1’s Topic: Another beginning.
Hello again, everyone.
Long time no see. Well, about 43 days or so to be exact. But who’s counting? To be blunt, I was starting to miss blogging each day. Don’t mind the blog’s look for now. I am still fiddling with everything, and I hope to get all the appearance and post formats set in stone. I was content with the previous appearance, but something different now and then is healthy for one’s sanity. It keeps things from going stagnant … hence the name change to “Everyday NhanSense” versus “Daily NhanSense.”
This blog has been my personal, online sanctuary of sorts. I started this blog years ago to help me find solace in the face of everyday life. Whether it was through rough patches from bouts with personal doubt or embracing happier moments that sprung up here and there, this blog acted as the metaphorical glue to bind everything together.
At the risk of sounding melodramatic, without this blog, I don’t even know where my mental state would be as I sit down to type these words out. As I often tell others, this blog acts as my “pulse” to remind people that I am still in fact alive. Going on hiatus for such a long time proved challenging after a while.
I had never taken such a long break from blogging on this site before, considering that the longest gap of inactivity I can recall was maybe a few days tops but not more than a whole month. It was like I was neglecting something that had been paramount to my day-to-day operations.
But then again, I put blogging aside because a lot of big things happened to me in these past 43 days. I don’t quite feel comfortable going into full detail about every single aspect about my circumstances right this instant, but perhaps in due time I can start to shed some light about why blogging became such an afterthought and why I need to, more than ever before, get back into the swing of things to pull me through this mess.
Priorities. Priorities. Priorities. And more and more priorities to follow suit.
At the moment, I can say I am surviving, but things could certainly be better. Let’s just say you learn a lot about yourself when you are pushed to new limits. I have been quite humbled by my situation. To exclaim anything less would be an understatement and a half. I certainly see my very existence in a completely different point of view.
Just count your blessings, OK? Every single one of them. Whether it means you get to eat three meals a day or you can walk around with both of your legs, count every single blessing you have to your name. We all take things for granted until they’re gone.
Life is a difficult game when it wants to be, but we all are forced to play along regardless. If it weren’t for some amazing individuals who have gone above and beyond just for my own sake these past 43 days, I certainly would have lost at this game already. And for that, I have to honor their compassion for my well-being by not giving up. No matter how hard things become, I have to keep trying for them.
They believe in me when I will admit there are days where I don’t believe in myself as much as I should. I am a mess in more ways than one, but this doesn’t mean it’s automatically impossible for me to reshape, change and mold myself into an individual I can be proud of at some point in the future.
Everything is a process, after all. It’s just another beginning for a different chapter in my life. I am curious about what it’s in store next.
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction