Last year was a mess; I think that’s at least one point where we can all agree. Not a day has gone by since the start of COVID-19 where I haven’t woken up thankful for my overall health, but I can’t help but feel like my mental health took a serious blow. I used to consider myself an extremely creative and adaptable person. Keywords here are: “used to.”
I lost my spark last year and that was probably the most maddening aspect to me personally. This year had a slow start but I’m making strides in recovering some of that joy and passion that I felt disappeared in 2020.
New York City was hit with a major snowstorm yesterday so it felt like the perfect excuse to break out the face paint and get a little creative. I was already wearing this Champion hoodie so I ran with the tennis-ball-green neon theme.
I realize how silly it sounds, but something as small as painting my face chipped away at those feelings of self-doubt a little bit. I felt like ‘old Justin’ even if just for a few minutes. I’ve still got a ways to go – but, at least, I’m sensing I’m headed in the right direction.