Based in Frederick, Maryland, Digital Ink & Parchment is a blog by Alexandria Pallat. Her posts explore the integration of faith in every day life.

Day 3: One Day at a Time

Day 3: One Day at a Time

How did it go?

I went to the National Aquarium today, which helped to keep my mind occupied, which helped to tone down the depressive symptoms and help me see some positivity. The behind-the-scenes dolphin tour put a smile on my face.

Then there was therapy. (Yes, I’ll be honest here and divulge I go to therapy each week.) While often very emotional, these sessions do help me to see things differently and reframe my thoughts so I don’t let them destroy me. But I couldn’t help the smile that broke across my face when I told my therapist I’m writing again, that I sent in my first pitch to a magazine, that I am finally starting to feel that I have something to offer the world in my writing, that I finally feel I am doing what I was meant to do.

How can I not be positive about that?

Today was about being in the moment and enjoying just what was in front of me, in this case the awe of marine habitats.

What did I learn?

I think today I realized that it’s okay to just be in the moment and accept it for what it is. Maybe that’s what’s meant by “take it one day at a time.”

So, today, more than ever, I learned to just take it one day at a time.

And that’s okay.

Day 4: Confidence & Positivity

Day 4: Confidence & Positivity

Day 2: One Small Change at a Time

Day 2: One Small Change at a Time