And please don’t stop
This week was definitely an emotional growth week for me. I went to a relationship loss, and for the first time in my life, gave myself a day to just be sad. To let my feelings wash over me. To not care if my if I used way to many eggs in a half hearted attempt to make icing for way too many cupcakes. To just sit there and be mopey.
I then opened up about my injury, some of the current stresses of home life, school, and relationships to one of my dance teachers. Being someone who pre-covid would have never done anything remotely close to that is something I’m really proud of.
While being sad or stressed might not be fun, it’s something we all have to go through. It’s something that is part of us. By trying to fight it all the time, we end up becoming extreme versions of ourselves and it can become exhausting. You have to take time to care for yourself, but sometimes that doesn’t mean trying to make yourself happy. Sometimes you need not to try and fix the problem, but just listen. Empathize with yourself. Just be sad.
It’s OTNBO; It’s Ok To Not Be OK
The concept of OTNBO is seems counter-intuitive to idea of having a happy life. The opposite is true. Without having taking the time to let emotions process, you become less and less fulfilled. Those emotions stay there, bottled up. To fully experience life, you have to embrace all parts of it, even the ones we desperately want to escape.
I saw the most amazing band yesturday: Mucca Pazza (Crazy Cow in Italian). There is so much energy and excitement in how they preform. Every single person puts their all into the performance. The cheerleaders have caution tape pom poms, the guitarists have amps strapped to their backs, and the accordian player has a mega-phone attached to here baseball helmet. It was so amazing. I helped them coordinate a small bit with the robot delivery company starship, it was quite a great time!
Thank you Purdue for hosting outdoor convocations this year to help both battle Covid but still provide a great experience for us!
My side of the world of robotics has been ever exciting. I’ve been working with over lots of new students! Woop woop