Mental Health

All You Need is Passion and Drive

With passion and drive, I feel like I can do anything.

Saturday night was amazing.  I did my first comedy set in a variety show featuring people with disabilities. I loved it and I got so unexpectedly emotional, and I got much support afterwards. People came up to me after and told me I inspired them. I loved it so much that it inspired me to produce my own event sometime in May or June.

Interacting with people in person was a completely different, better experience than what I do with my blog. In fact, it’s nothing in comparison. On Saturday, I left with such a high and I still feel it. It opened my eyes to a whole new outlet for me. I loved being on stage and that human interaction after.

Since Saturday, I’ve been thinking of ideas for the future nonstop. I have so much passion and drive and I’m ready to do more with it.

“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” —Wanda Sykes

I went to bed the other night and thought, “how can I have depression, yet be so happy and fulfilled? I seem to have done the impossible.”

Last week I was struggling just to get out of bed.

I have passion and drive, and I realized with that, anything is possible.

But in reality, or at least my reality, it’s scary because I know my next low could come any day.

Even with that being said, I know I’m not alone. I know now that I have so much more love and support surrounding me than I ever imagined.


“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain

Jessica Victoria
<p>Jessica Victoria, 24, is a writer and advocate for mental health, disability and LGBTQ+. She uses her personal experiences and knowledge to help and educate others.</p>

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