Name: Natasha Mitchell ( go by Tasha )

Social Media Handle/Username: xtashamx

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: I’m 20 years old soon to turn 21 , I’m from Essex . I’m a mum , I became a mum at the young age of 17 to a beautiful little girl called Skylar . My pregnancy was the toughest time of my life . I was 16 years old when I fell pregnant and my world got turned upside down . I lost family members over it and friends because you leave school at that age too and I had other personal issues at the time going on so it was a lot to take on at such a young age . During my pregnancy I got sepsis and I was always in hospital for a number of different things too which was hard but it made me a 100% times stronger as a person going through all that alone . I have such a strong love for music and dance , I use music and dance whenever I’m feeling low to help boost my mood and gain some energy . It’s something I’ve always enjoyed in life and now i use it as a coping strategy to help me get through things such as if I’m having a low day and I have no motivation but need to get things done I will put on music and my mood will totally change ! ( feel sorry for my neighbours though ! ) 🙂

What Inspires You Every day? : I have had depression for many years and I’m not always therefore motivated everyday and I don’t pretend to be . I’m a strong believer of focusing on your own path and never comparing your journey to others , no matter how hard that may be . How I see it as if every book was written with the same with the same adventures you would be bored because it wouldn’t be any different and that’s the same with life so stay focus on your journey and make your own adventures and goals . Just make your future self proud and remember to give yourself Cerdit for even the tiniest of things you do . The main thing that inspires me is my daughter because I know with her I can’t fall lazy I have to keep pushing everyday regardless and I’m forever grateful that I’ve been blessed with her . So I’m determined to be the best me I can be in order to be the best mum and role model and show her how beautiful this world can be .

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: There are so many quotes I can think of for many different things you may face in life . An example would be a simple quote like “ Believe you can and you are already halfway there .” This quote is something I try to remember daily because I believe self belief is one of the strongest qualities you can have . So if you believe you can do something and you have the power and the determination then nothing will stop you . When people fail it’s normally them that’s in their own way and holding themselves back . So if your not doing that no one can stop you and your invincible.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life is to be happy . Everyone wants the big houses and the nicest cars . But to me that wouldn’t bring me true happiness . So my ultimate goal in life is to be happy and for my daughter and other loved ones to be happy and healthy and live a peaceful life . Have a job that brings me a rewarding feeling rather then stressful . And be able never have to feel the feelings of struggle and fear again .

What are your thoughts on people who seek attention on social media, and what message would you like to give them? : Social media as everyone knows is one of the biggest problem with life today . Everyone is addicted and is comparing themselves to peoples appearances and life’s which are 9 times out of 10 fake . I would send a message to people on social media to just be open and honest about what they are saying and doing . Whether it’s with promoting or just posting what they see as harmless images that are highly edited . Just have a think of what your truly putting out there . Think about your audience and the impact it may have on them rather than the attention you will receive . And how much rewarding it will be to put your natural self out there and being honest about what you are promoting . You will have a genuine success that way and your life would be a lot easier as there’s no false advertisement going on and your followers will have a real insight and feel better about themselves too . It’s a win , win .

How would you help people around the world who are going through mental health problems? : As I’ve already mentioned , I suffer a lot with mental health, and I have since I was 15 . I have depression and anxiety and personality disorder . Mental health is one of the hardest battles to get through because they can be with you forever as it’s a condition and your battling your own mind which seems impossible . The advice I would give is to explore every possible way to help yourself move forward and finding ways to cope . Some people get told to go for walks . For me personally that doesn’t help me but for me something such as being left alone for a while to wind down and then doing some self-care works for me . But that may not work for others . Everyone has different coping strategies because we are all different . So I push for everyone to find there’s and to reach out for help even if it’s just downloading an app or looking it up as I know some people don’t want to see a doctor or have phone calls . I would always have my inbox open for anyone struggling if they want a chat or just someone to listen . But please , please don’t give up on yourself and let go of the feeling of embarrassment and pride and ask and find help .

How would you describe a better world for us all? : I would describe a better world for us all , if there was a lot more acceptance . This world has a lot of different people with different beliefs , sexualities and identify differently . Everyone has a right to an opinion . However , that opinion doesn’t always need to be shared . Especially if it’s not a positive one . I’ve never understood trolling . We were all taught if we have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all , at a young age as it’s so simple but yet people seem to forget this . People have the right to be who they are and believe what they wish to believe . So if this world gain a better understanding and was more open minded to this , then the affect this would have around the world would be unbelievable. .

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: Something else about me would be my dream job . Due to my own struggles and my personality traits my dream job be a psychologist. I would love the ability to help as people as I can get through all different struggles and have a better , peaceful life and knowing it would be to do with my help would give me such a rewarding feeling to know I’ve made a positive change to someone’s life . I’m also fascinated about the human brain and how it works and love to just listen and help people make sense of there issues . Anything around caring as a job I would love to do .

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