Hey guys, so in September I set myself the challenge to step outside my comfort zone, to start taking risks and to do more things which may not be comfortable to do so. Now i have always loved singing, so I set myself a goal to sing at an open mic night before the end of the year.

Today I did just that and I am so proud of myself. It was something I never thought I would do, too me it seemed terrifying, what if people laughed? What if I forgot the words? If I tripped or stumbled? But it was honestly fine and I found I really enjoyed it and am in fact looking forward to doing it again.

People often describe me as this overly confident person, but honestly i’m really not,Those who don’t know me very well wouldn’t assume that I am someone who suffers from social anxiety, It’s something I manage to hide quite well. I’m a very social person but most things freak me out and I over think everything. So to put myself in the spotlight like that is a huge deal for me and also a huge achievement in overcoming my anxiety.

I haven’t spoken about my mental health on my blog for a while, it is something I will discuss further soon however, long story short its something that has been very up and down over the last few months. I have periods where I am super bubbly, confident and happy, but then i will have moments where I am sad, moody and anxious all the time, and lately it’s been the latter, which is why tonight was so important me. It was a friendly reminder that I can do anything I put my mind too and that things can only get better.

I think sometimes we forget to praise ourselves for the small achievements, the small steps we take everyday to overcome out mental illnesses. Whether this be getting out of bed in the morning, eating three meals a day or singing at an open mic night, every small achievement gets us closer to a bigger goal.Whilst it may seem like you are achieving nothing in comparison to others, its the small achievements that are the most important. Be kind to yourself, as long as you are trying everyday, that is enough.

Best wishes

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