Never stop living, only start learning

Have you ever wished you were on top of the world? Wishing you were living a life where you never had to hurt, feel pain, or sorrow? Living a life only full of passion, joy, excitement, and success. The thing is, that’s not the life I actually want. Think about it, if you are sitting on top of the ‘world’ that means there’s no more room to keep going. You hit your limit. I don’t want to ever feel like I reached my limit and have nowhere else to go. There’s so much to experience in our lifetime and only allowing yourself to feel the ‘good’ things is not what it’s about.

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I’ve lived through a lot in my life so far. I’ve shared some of those stories and I haven’t because it didn’t feel like the right time. Everyone has stories and memories to share. Some good, some not so good. Both sets of stories help shape who you are as a person. I’ve battled an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, over exercising, body dysmorphia, physical abuse, and self harm, but I’ve also found love, friendships, true passion, and a life worth living. I’m not ashamed of my past because I wouldn’t be here, right now, if it weren’t for everything I went through.

Helping others is my true passion. I didn’t realize that was my true calling right away. I was given glimpses of it early on, but never acknowledged it because I wasn’t ready then. I will always remember right when I got back from being in treatment for my eating disorder many years ago. I started volunteering at an Equine Therapy Center. After a short time, I was able to have the privilege to be a leader for a group designated to help young girls at risk for suicide. It was a small group but we met weekly and talked while we rode, groomed, or just walked among the horses. It was peaceful. I also did one on one sessions with a young girl where we just rode and talked. Actually, she talked and I just listened. I listened to her struggles. I didn’t give advice, because that’s not what the sessions were about. She just wanted to be heard. To feel not alone. To know there is hope. I was able to provide her with that. I will always hold my time spent there very dear to my heart. It was my first glance into what I am now making a reality.

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Like I said, everybody has a story. Some like to keep their stories secret, maybe ashamed or embarrassed by it, everyone has their reasons. I am neither. I do not let my past define me. My choices to turn those hardships into hope is my gift. Empowerment, inspiration, courage, and bravery. I kept those traits hidden and suppressed for many years. Not anymore. I choose to take action. Helping others find their gift. Find a life they feel is worth living. Not being defined by their stories. Finding a way to live again. Breathe again. Love again. Feel again. That’s what I help others do.

First I had to learn how to do that myself. Now, I can help you do the same. It’s not going to be easy, but it is worth it. You will fail, but you will succeed. You will feel angry, but you will also feel joy. You will question why, but you will keep going. Why? Because you are brave. You have courage to do what some others cannot. You decided to choose life, and that’s all that matters. I am here to support you in making your dreams a reality. All you have to do is ask. I am here, and I always will be!

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If you would like to takes steps towards a healthy and happier you, all you need to do is reach out! A simple email is all that is necessary to start you on a life changing journey!

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