They call me a young adult, but I adulted for about six months and failed miserably.

I’m Victoria, and I’m a recovering young adult.

Okay, let’s break this down.

I guess I’m still an adult if you want to get technical about it. Yet I find myself a year out of college with no sense of where I’m going, and a very mangled path of where I’ve been. I’m not here to complain about my setbacks because we all have our “thing.” You know, that thing that happened to you that you feel defines who you were, are, and are going to be. In my case, my “thing” was a tough job that I had to leave, forcing me to move back home with my parents. Happy adulting, here’s some fresh failure with those student loans!

As for recovering, I’ve been doing a lot of that, too. It’s the reason I’m here. I’m recovering from my “thing.” But I’m recovering from the next couple things, too. Adulthood has surprised me with the closing of the local franchises of my favorite job ever, and a legitimate hip injury from my job after that. I tried really hard to get myself together and adult again, and it’s been really darn difficult.

I’m sure if you’ve read this far, you can relate. Let’s face it. Setbacks suck. It would have been so much easier if all these tough things hadn’t happened to us, right? But who and where would we be without them?

This is my journey of mental and physical healing, while exploring the ideals of positivity and minimalism.

Through my words and photos, I hope to inspire some other young adults out there who feel like life is working against them. I want to see what a positive mindset and a clean slate can do for me as I work on my physical recovery. I want to be held responsible for my mindset.

Follow my journey as I work to improve my mental and physical well-being. Because my “thing” is just that. A singular thing that does not define who I am and what I can do.

Now accepting Bright Outcomes Only.