Day 26: Bankole

*deep breaths*

Yes I do a lot of breathing exercises now because I’m almost always anxious.

Anyway, I survived 6 months of 2016 and see ehn, I am very thankful. The year started out in the most stressful way I can think of. Finances were upside down. I had no friends in my new city, my depression had me in bed at every given free time, I considered just freeing school and moving back home to Nigeria because I was home sick and the biggest blow of all, the destruction of the Naira.

Writing this right now, I still don’t understand how I managed to crawl out of the emotional hole I dug myself into at the start of the year.
So at the start of the year, I had big hopes for the following:

1. Do great in school: Well I’m done with my first semester and I ended up on the dean’s list so I’d say that is going well right now.

2. Write my Canadian Securities Course: Well, I haven’t even registered lol. I’m already saving up for it tho because this is something I want to do myself. The universe cam clutch for me around April and I’ve been able to find a stable source of income so for that I am thankful.

3. Get a Job after college: Hopefully when I am writing in January, I will be able to say this happened *fingers crossed*

4. Make friends: TBH this happened in the weirdest way lol. One day I had none in this city and the nest day, I woke up to a handful. I’m actually really proud of myself because this is something that’s a little hard for me because of my nature of being somewhat closed off and detached.

All in all, 2016 did take a turn for the better right before my birthday and although there have been a few hiccups, I’ve had a really wonderful summer so far. I hope the second half goes even half as well as my summer so far and I’ll be able to say 2016 was good to me regardless of depression and anxiety trying to ruin it for me.



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