Cry if you feel like it. As women, we are made to feel like crying is dramatic, hysterical or a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it shows how strong and emotionally connected we are to our feelings. Let it out for the sake of your mental health! You’ll feel better.Rochelle Knight
Who are you?
I’m Rochelle Knight, a multifaceted woman, junior medical doctor and blogger who was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. I love nature especially rivers, the beach, parks and mountains, but I don’t spend nearly enough time outdoors. Thus, I spend a lot of time looking at pictures and blogs of places I want to visit and keep a long mental list of where to go next when precious free time arises. I spend most of my time otherwise either at work or sleeping post-call, reading, writing and brainstorming new blog posts, watching YouTube and Family Feud or listening to soca, reggae and dancehall like the quintessential Caribbean woman.
Did you always dream of being where you are today? If no, then what was your dream?
What moment or conversation changed your life?
The moment when I realized that you’ll never be happy unless you learn to live in ‘now’ and be satisfied with what you already have. It’s so easy to say “I’d be happy if/when I get…” You finally get it and then what..? I’ve been actively trying to enjoy life to the fullest since, and if I’m feeling down for too many days or even weeks in a row I find a way to change things up to help beat the blues e.g. a day trip, journaling, scented candles, taking a sick day from work as a “mental health” day, getting some exercise in, trying a new recipe, etc.
What lesson learned is guiding you through life?
The lesson of “this, too, shall pass.” There’s really nothing so great or terrible which won’t eventually pass, and that gives me hope to get through every single thing I’ve ever experienced, including the situations I make up in my head which rarely ever turn out to be even half as bad as I thought they’d be.
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