Wow, I can't believe I've hit 300 followers. I've been meaning to write up a thank you for the past week now, but given how hectic life has been lately, I haven't gotten a chance to until tonight.

The week of February the 19th I became very depressed and had such horrible anxiety that I did not leave my dorm room for four straight days. I lied to all my professors and told them I had the flu, just so that I could be left alone. I ended up missing two labs and a field trip.

The next week I went to see a counselor and opened up about the source of it: doubting my career path in geology. I wasn't happy. I hadn't been happy for a while. I had begun to realize my true passions lie in Creative Writing, in English.

On Friday of that same week, I met with my creative writing professor, who helped me switch my major to English.

I dropped out of two of my geology courses (saving me from the disaster train I had been on) and kept enough hours to get me through the rest of this semester.

That same day, my father went into surgery.

These past two weeks I have experienced many highs and lows, and what kept me sane through it all has been my creative projects: my writing, which is all expressed here through the amazing photography, art and articles that I have found since I signed up for WeHeartIt.

I couldn't be more happy with this platform, for what it has done for me as a creative writer, and what it has done for my mental health. Yes, most of the time getting off the computer is a great thing, but when you hit that low that I hit two weeks ago, you just need a little something like this to put a smile on your face, even if you're sitting alone in a dark room.

So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for joining me on this little journey of creativity. I hope to surprise you all with more articles in the future, and hopefully with more frequent updates. (: