Lately I've been thinking about life as a whole. I like to bring a nutrition and fitness aspect to the table because that's a huge part of my lifestyle. Then I started to think about my overall health, and how I feel not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. A lot of the time I neglect the mental and emotional part and put that on the back burner, because the physical aspect of my health typically is what's most on my mind. I suffer from anxiety, along with millions of other people, and I started to realize that it was becoming a barrier to my overall health. There's so many other aspects to life and happiness, and that is something I continue to fulfill every day. I may go to the gym everyday, and eat very healthy, but it dawned on me that your mental and emotional health are equally important. The past few weeks I took a "mental" break from my structured schedule, and just went with the flow. I went out with friends when I should have been studying, I ate whatever I wanted when I wanted, I took a few days off from the gym, and I've been going to yoga for weekly meditation. I can say that for a long time, I had this structured mentality that wouldn't really allow me to let loose and live the life I really wanted to because I felt I would fail if I didn't do things exactly how they should be done. I have been stress free and anxiety free ever since I have come to peace with my inner self; that it is okay to not have everything planned out at all times. I don't know what will happen today, or tomorrow, or a year from now, nor do I have the ability to control every aspect of my life. I have come to the realization that my mental health above all was lacking, and causing other hardships in my life. Sometimes it's best to just let things go and enjoy day to day. Staying up late and drinking wine with my girlfriends making memories, block parties when it's 80 degrees out, dancing my ass off downtown with the best group of friends; that's loving life and living it to the fullest. That's Skyblue. I've had to adapt and make this a lifestyle, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.