Motivation Monday 003

Let’s Talk: Expectations vs. Reality.

A lot of the time, our reality is completely different to the expectations of it. And, a lot of the time, that reality is so much better than our expectations.

Recently, I’ve done a lot of reflecting in many aspects of my life.

Firstly, in my university work. I won’t lie, I didn’t have extremely high expectations when I started. I took a year out and, during that time, realised how much I missed education and how I couldn’t see myself doing anything other that writing for the rest of my life.

And now, the reality has hit. I have finished my undergraduate degree knowing that writing for script and screen is what I want to do.

Another aspect is my mental health. In the past, I have struggled a lot with regards to both body confidence and my general mindset and wellbeing. It got to a point where I couldn’t see either improving. I tried counselling, eating disorder recovery facilities, but nothing changed how I felt. In fact, it only brought the issues I faces closer to the forefront of my mind.

Then I focussed on saving myself, on my own. Now I am the happiest I’ve ever been. With regards to body confidence, I’ve still got a long way to go but my positive outlook and mental health are helping me massively.

“what screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be”

I saw this quote the other day and it is one that resonated in my mind whilst writing this blog post. Our expectations will never be the same as our reality so why do we let them rule our lives?

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