Self care and survivor jewelry
So I decided, the first change I want to make is to do something just for me every weekend. I spend all week working, doing my internship, classes, studying, homework, etc. But I've decided I want to take some me-time every weekend and do something about self-care, something I enjoy doing, something creative, something that makes me relax, anything that will just give me some calmth and energy and hopefully will make me happy.
So, this weekend I started out doing this with a craft project, making some survivor jewelry. I have enormous admiration for survivors who wear the teal ribbon to raise awareness to sexual assault. For me, I am not really ready to do that yet, not because I don't want to raise awareness, but because I don't really feel up to explain why and what happened to me.
So right now, I'll just wear this bracelet and neckless as a reminder to myself that I am worth it, that I am strong and brave enought to keep going and to keep on healing.
These are the charm bracelet and necklace I made: