Hi friends, I’m Abby!
I am a 21 year old rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, currently double majoring in Communications Studies and Writing & Rhetoric. After having been through the wringer trying out a plethora of classes– from anatomy to screenwriting– I seemed to have finally found my niche!
However, as much as I may pretend to have my life together at times, it took a lot for me to get here.
A little over a year ago, my mother passed away the day I moved back home for summer break.
The utter unexpectedness of this world-crumbling event sparked a motivation in me to finally take a leap and make some much needed changes in my life (as I mentioned in my first introductory blog post). Her passing made me realize that time is not something to take for granted, so if I wanted to make something happen, there was no better time to start than now.
Thus, the more I reflected upon my own life, the more I was able to recognize how both mental and physical well-being have become such major points of focus for me. Having gone through many personal hardships, I also was able to see how important positivity, self-care, and support can be when creating a strong mindset. Almost overnight, I had made the realization that achieving and maintaining a healthy body and mind were now my main priorities.
So, I began working on bettering myself by going to therapy and learning how to actually ask for help. I went about getting into an exercise routine and paid more attention to the foods I was putting into my body as well.
Now, here I am a year later, still healing and learning how to cope with constant lifestyle changes, while also feeling stronger than ever.
Thus, that is why I decided to create HappilyRose. I want to make this blog into a space for others to work on their own personal growth alongside me. By sharing my own stories, coping mechanisms, and even fun & healthy recipes, I hope to give people something to connect with.
Going through pain, suffering, or any other major changes in life is never easy if it’s done alone. So, let’s all be in this together, in this HappilyRose community!