Yes, I now realise how garish the previous one was, but picking a new one was torture. I had several criteria that I needed to fulfill:
- I didn’t want a white background because white can be quite tiring to look at.
- I wanted a theme that could represent me both as an individual and as a (future) professional. Yes, this is personal blog, but it’s also one in which I talk a lot about occupational therapy, so I needed something that wouldn’t make other therapists look bad (potentially).
- I needed something with personality.
- I don’t like the colours blue and yellow, so my next theme needed to not be dominated by either.
All in all, I wanted to find something that could support my transition from student/child to professional/adult, but I still wanted to be me.
I hope you all like it and that it’s easier to read!
Just so you know, I’ve scheduled this post for the morning, but I’m writing this at 23:30 on the 22nd.
I’m reading ‘Feeling Good’ by David Burns (1999), a self-help book teaching cognitive therapy. In the book, Burns cites research that his book is as good as medication in treating depression, and if I weren’t writing this on my phone, I’d elaborate.
I’m reading it because it was recommended by users of the the popular website Reddit as one of the best self-help books around. My boyfriend bought it for me, thinking I’d find it interesting…he is so much better at buying gifts than I am!
On the first page of chapter one, Burns says that depression is an illness that can be overcome, which sounds to me like you can get rid of it if you can find the right treatment. Now, this is at odds with a lot that I’ve heard. I thought depression was something you can work to control so that it doesn’t control you, but it will always be there (depending on your personal version of depression).
Correct me if I’m wrong. I’m curious now. This may be something to check in the morning when I’m at a computer.