how catching a cold helped me change my view

After turning nineteen and celebrating Christmas, I caught a cold. Since I have asthma, it made it a little more complicated for me. This basically just means that I stayed in the bed for three days. I left the house for the first time since Christmas today to go to dinner, and honestly I think it was good for me. I very rarely relax completely, for multiple days. Since I have been on break, I have had a couple days were I really did little to nothing. I think doing that has allowed me to understand that life  is a combination of having lot so f un, relaxing and spending time with people you love. Your health is important. That means eating healthy, being happy and stress-free, along with meditation. One thing I want to discuss is the concept of energy. Everyone has energy (which is what creates the vibe you get when you meet someone). Occasionally when you get connected with others (which can be through normal interactions), you can connect with their energy. It is important to stay inside of your energy, so that you only harvest problems that affect you (taking on others energy can take on their problems). I definitely will make sure that I preserve my positive energy and stay healthier in the future. I also am learning how to take care of myself. This is going to be really helpful for my future (and to help take care of others). Remember to take time to take care of yourself. Protect your energy. Stay positive. I wish you all healthiness, happiness and growth!



READ THIS AFTER LOOKING AT THE PICTURE. In June, I did this piece for my last art project. I created it to show the minimal differences between a “normal” woman and a Muslim woman. They are the same woman. “Think” at the bottom is meant to challenge the viewer to realize that there are really no differences in us as people. I was inspired by MTV’s Look Different movement. I feel like this is an appropriate time to post this, due to all of the Islamophobia going on after the ISIS attacks on Paris. Do not get me wrong, I do think it’s very sad this happened, but it is wrong to blame all Muslims. My interactions with Muslims has been limited just due to the community I live in, but one of my closest friends my freshman year is a Muslim. She taught me a lot about their values and what she believes in. It’s very similar to what I believe in. Now I’m not saying what she believes in goes for all Muslims, because in case you didn’t know there are two different types of Muslims, but what I’m saying is Muslims are good people. Think differently. Just because someone is different than you doesn’t mean they are bad.