Photography by Nuzhah Jacobs
There’s something incredibly crippling about being a precocious child and growing up to become a somewhat mediocre adult. No more are the days of adulation and praise; of easy A’s and early nights; of hard work begetting brilliant results. As difficult as it was to comes to terms with, the past fourteen or so months have been inundated with personal failures and a lot of introspection.
During the past few days, I’ve found myself – for lack of better words – going through the absolute most. But the one thing that I have to keep reminding myself is that the prioritisation of self is paramount, so even when I feel like the world is crumbling around me, I still need to take care of myself. And don’t get me wrong – this post is not coming with all of the answers (because I’m still gowishing as I type), it’s just coming with suggestions from me and the good people of Twitter for those of you who are going through some things too.