Instagram, then you probably saw that I started a new project. I wanted to talk a little bit more about it in detail though. I've written a lot about how I'm committed to getting back to blogging and social media, but I haven't really gone into detail as to why. For a while now, I've been kind of a bummer. My living situation has been unstable and, frankly, terrible for the past year; I love the people I work with and my bosses, but I work in customer service so I'm more than a little drained from dealing with terrible people on the phone all day; I work an early shift, which means that I'm exhausted from waking up at 4 a.m. every day; I just...well, I haven't felt like myself in a long time. My boyfriend, friends, and family have been incredibly supportive and wonderful, but I still haven't been able to help feeling down for a long time.
Rather than keep feeling sorry for myself, I decided that the one thing that was missing was a creative outlet. The blogging and social media communities have been so kind to me, and they're where I turn to for creative inspiration and motivation. So in addition to blogging more (which is a thing that genuinely makes me happy), I've also started an Instagram project, called #GoodNewsProject. With this, I'm going to be sharing the good news that I have so that I can focus on the positive things in my life. I need to do something for mental health, and I think this is a good start. It's essentially a way for me to say, you know what? Sure, I'm grumpy from waking up so early, but hey, the good news is that it's Friday. Well, at least it was I started this. You get the idea.
I don't know how long or how often I'm going to be doing this, but I'm excited. I'd also love for others to join in, so whether you're having a bad day or just really excited to share something, please feel free to do the same and tag #GoodNewsProject. I would love to have all of you helping me to focus on the joyful things, and I'll gladly share your posts on my blog and Instagram.
I was really worried that this would seem stupid, but I also don't care. You all have been so kind about this, and I'm really looking forward to it. So good news today, guys: I've started a project.