Although I write this blog primarily for me, it is also for my family and my friends who want to know what I’m up to, as well as any random Internet user who think they could find something useful here. If somehow you find something that resonates inside you, makes you smile or helps you in any way, I would be very happy for you!
During June 2018 I slowly realised something: I had been depressed for a few months without being aware of it (probably like in all depressions).
For the first time in my life I talked about my issues to other people and started a serious introspection work. The discovery I made was a revelation: I had spent the last few years of my life focusing almost exclusively on personal success, money and reputation. And this behaviour wasn’t me. So I wasn’t myself anymore. This obsession was clearly unhealthy for me and I had gradually be disconnected and closed to the world.
This realisation was the first step to a new quest: being myself again. Day after day, I started changing small things in my life to find my balance again. I started to understand what was important for me and what values I care about. I designed personal rules that help me keeping my balance. As I’m writing those lines, this quest is still ongoing. In fact I believe it is the quest of a lifetime, for the ideal balance is never really reached. And new situations in life require constant attention and readjustments.
Writing this blog helps me understand who I really am and who I want to be. I gather my thoughts and share achievements about my hobbies. This helps me to stay motivated and become a better version of myself.
All those things make me feel happier and more alive. And the best part is that by focusing on being myself, I’m also helping others at the same time. Why? Because as life comes from life, happiness is contagious.