Look back at 2017

2017 recap…

I’m not really sure where to start. 2017 was one hell of a year for me. 

I began a truly wonderful journey in regards to my mental health. I started seeing a psychiatrist and shortly after that I began Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy. Both have already worked wonders and I look forward to continuing working on myself. 

This right here! My blog… I used to dream about such a thing for years and always just thought it would be a distant goal of mine. But I gathered up enough courage and here I am. Conquering Mind Madness brings happy tears to my eyes and makes my heart smile. I want this to grow. I see a bright future for Conquering Mind Madness in 2018. 

2017 was a year of forgiveness…not only to myself but others in my life. I was brave and started sharing how I truly feel. I forgave even when it hurt a lot. I began to be gentle with myself and truly start loving myself. 

I threw myself a 25th birthday party in July and invited the entire special needs hockey team I coach. As a coach I’ve heard stories over the years about my players not getting invited to birthday parties and that broke my heart. So I decided to change that. The day came and we had 2 bouncy castles, games, arts and crafts, photo booth and a BBQ. The weather sucked but the smiles I saw that day made me forget about the rain. 

I went to prom!! Again! One of the players I coach asked me to go with him. It was a night filled with laughter and we clean up pretty nice! 

In 2017 I reconnected with some friends I had lost touch with and also learned that just because I would give the shirt off my back for a “friend” it doesn’t mean that they would do the same. And that’s okay. I have the greatest group of best friends… no I don’t think you can only have one best friend.

Life would be boring if you didn’t have your heart broken once and awhile right? I’ll admit I shed a few tears over a boy or two. But I still have hope and faith that my “Prince Charming” is out there. 

I’ve come so far as a person this past year. Travelled out to Alberta and British Columbia… where my love for Alberta only grew stronger. I’ve shared my story, balanced a full time and a part time job, and I’ve kicked ass in all aspects.

Sure, I had my struggles, as everyone does. I hit lows I didn’t know where possible. But with the bad comes the good. And I love the good.

2018… I hope you’re ready for me. Because I’m ready for you. 
The start of something new can be completely terrifying but remember to take your time, believe in yourself and reach out for help when you need it. Someone does care. ❤ 

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  1. I wish you a whole lot of good in 2018 Hilary. You are a kind and caring young lady with the courage to share your triumphs and struggles with anxiety and depression.

    “Someone does care” and hopefully someone reading your blog will realize that they are not alone.

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