Appreciate the Bad Days

Since starting my 52 weeks challenge I have experienced all different types of emotions, viewed the world a little differently and changed my opinion a hundred times and more. It has so far been a great learning experience not only for photography but also as a way for me to really think about the week, about life in general and the direction it’s taking.

Today we celebrated one of my close friend’s birthday. I have known Steph since year 6 when her school visited mine for a joined mini Olympics. We as a group started to grow close in high school. While few more have joined the group and others have moved away, most of us have remained. Even with our busy “grown up” lives and ever changing schedules, we all try our best to find time to celebrate each little milestones together! Today, I feel grateful for having her and the rest of the people in my life.

I feel that the past 2 weeks have been a downer for me and I haven’t been in the best state of mind. I started to wish for another life. Something different and something more. It’s days and weekends like these that reminds me how lucky I am to be me. A new mindset that I am trying to carry through the week.

I realise now that perhaps life is about celebrating small moments, reminiscing on the good times rather than dwelling on what I am missing out on or what I don’t have in my life. It’s not about having no time to do things I love but it is about making time for them. As the saying goes, you should live the life you love, but I think it goes the other way also. You need to also love the life you live, no matter how mundane it may be.

You can’t have excitement after excitement all the time because that would be the new normal and your days wouldn’t be that exciting anymore. I have started to remind myself that I used to be a big believer of celebrating little victories and soldiering through hard times. So this week, I am learning to appreciate the bad days, the lonely times and the restless nights because those are the days that make the good times great.

If you feel like you are in a downward spiral like I was these past 2 weeks, have a look at my recent post on the things that I do to have a better day!


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