May Journal // 2019

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This month has definitely has its highs and lows and even more so, my mind has constantly remained active even to the point of close burnout. Nevertheless, I loved and learnt and lived the best life I possibly could within the last four weeks.

One of the days that I was most excited about was Final Year Orientation Day, this was the day where we would find out how next year would go, our options and choices, and for me personally, the award that I was going to be presented with. After having received the strangest emails confirming my attendance, I just knew something was going to happen, but I did not expect to get the gold award for my Placement Year Poster. I was filled with pride and warm fuzzy feelings, this was for sure going to be a favourite memory of mine.

I finally went to see Endgame,one of the most anticipated movies of the year with a best friend of mine. Despite the bad weather and Ramadan, we pulled through with tears, laugher and a filled heart. I could not have asked for a better memory than this one.

Over the past month and the all the emotional and mental hurdles I ended up going through, my brain felt drained of its energy. I was struggling to write and writing is honestly what I love most. So, instead to restore my brain’s creative energy I turned to my love for art. I sketched, I drew, I painted to my heart’s content, within these moments I found bliss and harmony. And from here on out, I rose from the ashes.

I also decided to spend time organising my journal, I can’t for the life of me keep a bullet journal, so instead I opted for a art/personal/tracking journal. Again, the time I spent on this gave my mind a break and eased it back into creativity. And if you’ve read my recent posts, you’ll know that I’ve started to write poems again, this time of an inspiring and colourful nature.

“Art is freedom. Being able to bend things that most people see as a straight line.”

Though I didn’t continue with this form of moodboard art I really enjoyed creating what I find to be my own aesthetic. This is the most accurate representation of my soul in visual form, I highly recommend everyone make one of these, even if it is just for a bit of fun.


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