Hi, all- it has been a few months since I have updated my blog so, I thought I would take a few minutes and type a few words. Take a look at the photos attached above, they are a few of my favourites at the moment. The last thing that I wrote to you all about was the struggles that I was facing, whilst learning to cope with the realities of anxiety and depression on a day-to-day basis. It has been (and continues to be) a whole-hearted learning process. One of the bigger areas that I have been working on includes learning to love yourself through the good days and the bad days- easier said than done, I can attest. I think, more times than not, there is a negative connotation surrounding the idea of outwardly loving yourself. Self-love is often seen through a lens of self-centredness and arrogance, and we have the tendency to put ourselves down in order to avoid having these sort of labels attached to our names. However, I have come to realise that if you cannot find the value in yourself on a good day, then it is all but hopeless to expect yourself to be able to find that value on a bad day. It is important to spend time building and nourishing a healthy foundation around your sense of self-love/worth/respect, especially for those battling with any variation of mental illness, because on the days that it feels like life might finally pull you under, it will be the reasoning in the back of your mind encouraging you to stay afloat. You are loved, and you are worth another day, another fight.