Hey, what’s up everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself and talk about the reasons why I am starting this blog up. First and foremost, my name is Jimmy Warden. I am 27-years old, I am an elementary school teacher, basketball coach, and psychology “junkie”. I first recognized my passion for psychology when I found myself constantly asking myself these two questions.
1.) “Why did I just do that?”
2.) “Why did (insert name here) just do that?”
These were two driving questions that were always on my mind as I slowly began to become more aware of myself and the people around me. That is why I decided to major in psychology while attending Norwich University. I also rekindled a passion for making a difference in kids’ lives while taking some education classes as an elective, so I decided to declare a second major in education. I also played a bit of college hoops and lacrosse on the side. Now that I’m done talking about my background information, time to talk about why I decided to start this blog.
I have always been an emotional person. I have always wanted the approval of others. ALWAYS. I have also spent a lot of time berating myself any time I would make a mistake, experience a setback, or hurt someone physically or emotionally, while also asking myself that first question (why did I just do that?). I still struggle with that today, constantly thinking, “Did I do something to offend that person?”, “Why am I not good enough for this?”, “Is this all really worth it?”, “Am I really doing my best?”.
It hasn’t been until recently that I have come to the realization that I am not the only one who fights this battle on a day in and day out basis, so that is the main reason why I have started this blog (I will also be sharing my podcasts and poetry here, too). I want to help people that are having these internal battles to let them know that they’re not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have been trying to read literature to help answer some of these deep, dark questions that we ask ourselves on a daily basis. No, they are not necessarily self-help books, but rather self-improvement books. I will be sharing those titles and some of the anecdotes that I have found worthwhile in my blog posts, podcasts, and poems. The ultimate goal I have with this blog is to remind people that all we can do is try to feel, and do a little bit better today than we did yesterday.