Feeling discouraged

Hello all! I know it’s been well a long time since I’ve posted on here. I really want to start writing again. But lately I’ve been stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get out. I have lost all of my creativity. All of my energy and time has been on school and trying to find a job. School has been fine, I actually really enjoy the online course that I’m in. But trying to find a job in a specialized field when you live in a small town and you have very little experience is extremely difficult. It can drain you. Every day I wake up and go online to see if anyone has a posted a job. Then if someone has I rush to fill out an application then I take it the company and I wait and wait. I still have not found a job and it can be very discouraging even when everyone around you is saying ‘don’t get discouraged, God has something better for you just keep applying”. When no one is hiring you why would you want to keep trying? How are you supposed to not feel discouraged? How are you supposed to write when you are feeling discourage and all of the creativity is being drained out of you? I want this blog to be a place where I can share my life with you in hopes to not feel so alone. I also want this blog to be a fun place where we can talk about all of the things we enjoy. I want this blog to be a place free from judgement. But right now I feel like I have no inspiration. I don’t even know what to talk about right now. But I’m going to try. I want to start writing again and I will.

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Blog Schedule

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday. It is currently snowing here where I live and I am loving every minute of it. I love cold weather. But anyway I did a poll on twitter asking what days are better for a blog schedule. I was thinking maybe Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Or Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The majority said Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

But I would love to hear from you! Please leave your suggestions in the comments.

My twitter is Brooke Alexis in case you were curious.

Thank You!

-Brooke

 

Volunteer

So I started volunteering at my local Humane Society a couple of months ago and I absolutely LOVE it. It makes me get out of the house, which can be hard for someone that has anxiety. But not only that it changes my mood almost instantly when I get there. The animals get so happy when they see you and that makes me happy.

How did I get into volunteering? Well I NEEDED something that would get me out of the house. My home is my comfort zone and my anxiety made it so hard to go out and do things(especially by myself). But being stuck at home by myself was not good for my health either. Volunteering was a huge step for me because it meant that I would have to get in my car and drive to some where by myself. But my whole life I knew what my passion was…animals and helping them. So my dad suggested that I go to a shelters volunteer orientation and just see, I said ok.

I knew I wanted to help animals but I also knew that volunteering at an Animal Shelter could be really hard and that I would want to take all of the animals home. But actually it really isn’t that bad. If I’m not in a great mood that day but I decided to go volunteer when I come out my mood is completely changed. I’m in such a great mood when I leave because I know that I made the animals I have played with a little more comfortable and happy. They really do make my day and I think we make their day a little better too.

It is though very hard to not get attached to the animals you play with. And it is so hard leaving them at the end of the day and you never know if they will be there the next day because they could get adopted by then. Which is amazing for them! I always smile when I go on Facebook and see the dog that I’ve been hanging out with going to a new home.

I will never forget the first dog I got to hang out with on my first day (and for a couple of weeks after). She was a little Chihuahua named Sierra. She was so sweet and loving and yes it was hard when I saw that she got adopted because we bonded so much. But there was also so much joy in my heart for her knowing that she was going to a new home who will love her so much and take good care of her.

I now volunteer at not only my local Humane Society but also at my local Animal Shelter. I just loved the feeling I got when I knew that I gave the animals joy and some peace of mind that I wanted to help more animals. So I would totally recommend anyone to volunteer. But volunteer some where that has the same passion as you. It doesn’t have  to be at your local shelter. Anywhere that makes you happy and change your mood when you leave will be awesome.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my volunteering journey. Volunteering has truly changed me for the better. Please comment if you volunteer anywhere or if you want to start volunteering. I would love to hear your stories.

-Brooke

Hello!- new blogger :)

Hi everyone! I recently have gotten into blogging. I feel like it’s a safe place where I can write how I am feeling instead of trying to find the words to tell someone how I’m feeling.

So here’s a little bit of information about me. I’m a 20 year old girl who LOVES animals and I’m actually going to school to be certified Animal Trainer. Animals have always been a passion of mine. I’m so excited to start school in March. So I thought maybe throughout my schooling I can come on here and share what I have been learning.

I also started volunteering at local animal shelters near me and I absolutely love it. I love making all the animals there feel a little more comfortable and I little more happy.

But I also really enjoy photography. I am still learning about photography, but the more and more I learn about it the more excited I get to capture more memories and cool photos. So I thought I would also share some of the cool moments that I capture throughout my journey on here.

So I hope you learned a little something about me. This is my very first post on here so there will be more to come. Thank you for stopping by and reading. I hope you all had a wonderful day.

-Brooke