I’m going to be honest with y’all. Things have been NOT GOOD lately. I’ve been tired, unmotivated, lazy, antisocial. Skipping and shortening workouts, eating badly, not accomplishing the things I want to accomplish. There are a lot of reasons for this; mercury in retrograde, the ebb and flow of depression, working overtime this summer to pay for college, the inevitable huge life changes ahead of me. This summer has been a bit like purgatory, the cherry on top of an extremely difficult year and the last lap before a finish line and incredible new beginning. There are a lot of reasons to not be happy and these keep popping up in my negativity-prone mind. It’s so easy to fall back into old habits, and bad ones are very enticing. But there are a lot of reasons to be happy too, and although it may take time to find them and it may seem impossible due to current circumstances, it is worth the work. This is just a reminder to everyone (including myself) that no matter what’s going on or where you are, keep trying to be better. Even if it’s big leaps or tiny steps, progress is progress and you’re doing great.