#TheGreaterFolk : Hi, I'm Shannon Sequeira, a Baker & Cake Decorator and I'm painted with #Depression and #Anxiety .
#🌼 What was your lowest point and what was your positive takeaway from it?
My lowest moments were in August and September when my Depression and Anxiety started affecting my relationship, which was already hanging by a thread because of differences between my father and myself.
My then-boyfriend was Hindu and I'm a Catholic. So as much as we loved each other, my father wouldn't budge from his decision.
Everything just kept getting worse and the pressure finally got to us and we parted ways.
We both realized that I'm not in the right state of mind and need to fully focus on my mental health first. Also that we couldn't leave or upset our families. So much so that I wasn't even interested in working which is what gets me out of bed everyday.
But everything changed in October after I went on a short vacation with my best friend. It was the break I needed from all this stress. I returned with a calm mind, happy and accepting of everything I'm going through.
By December I was a new person - happy, hopeful and I wasn't on medication anymore.
January 2020 my therapist said “she's never seen me happier”.
That just gave me the added boost I needed.
Now I've realized that not everything happens as per your plans, but life still goes on and I'm happy to be alive! So I'm living for the day and trying to make the best of it.
I've applied to a Pastry School and decided to give my passion for baking everything I have.
#🌼 Your go-to self care activity?
I have recently started reading, after multiple people told me how much it would help me, I finally gave it a try and it really does help.
But baking will always be my go-to activity. It never fails to take me to my happy place!
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