TPG Journals

#TPGJOURNALS: LEARNING TO SMILE AGAIN

posted by The Prep Guy November 12, 2015 0 comments

Hey Prepsters! 

It’s been a long time since I last did a journal post, but to be honest, it has been a very busy and insanely incredible past couple of months. I used to write my journal posts whenever I felt like I needed to vent about my chaotic life. But over the past couple of months, I have been focusing on becoming a more positive person and really learning to smile again.

Over the past two years of blogging, I was on a quest to finding happiness and self-fulfillment in a new way. At the beginning, I was going through a rough patch with my depression, and I utilized my blog as a coping mechanism.

Having this blog really pushed me to break any boundaries that were in my life, from being afraid to talk about my personal life; to opening up about depression and even overcoming any insecurity I had about my body image.

A key factor to finding my happiness was making time for myself, to really get to know who I was as a person. I will admit to have been the type of person to always rely on others for support through any obstacles in my life. By really becoming my own best friend and doing only things that made me happy – I became independent, focused, more sociable and more confident.

Also by learning to remove any negativity; whether it was toxic relationships in my life – or even focusing too much on any singular adverse event; I learned to surround myself with positivity, resulting in myself having a more positive perspective and being more grateful.

I never thought that I would be succeeding within an industry that was stereotypically inclined towards external beauty, and hence, why at the beginning of my blogging career, I used to stray away of being in front of the camera.

I started this blog with no intention to take it as far as it has gone and I have had so many blessings come from it, from creating amazing friendships within the industry and through social media, to really turning this side project into a business, creating a brand to represent myself for the future and building a resume for once I complete university. Most importantly, I found my happiness again and I learned to smile again.

Thank you to all of my amazing supporters and #Prepsters that helped me through my journey! I will continue to provide awesome content and I look forward to growing with you.

Love,
Syed Sohail
The Prep Guy

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