Recovering perfectionist. Reformed people pleaser. Redesigning a life I want to live one day at a time.
Life can be hard, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned, we aren’t meant to go it alone. The ups, the downs, the turns arounds…life is meant to be shared. It is in connection, with a higher being, in marriage (for some), with close friends, that we can more deeply come to know ourselves. Who we are today, who we want to be tomorrow, and the freedom to be in the messy space of living it all out together. How can we ever know the call on our life, tap into our passions, make the difference we’re meant to make, if we never do the hard work, the heart work, of being real and letting ourselves be known?
As someone who used to idolize “having it all together,” I am finding it takes more courage, strength, bravery, love, mercy, and forgiveness (all attributes I desire to live by) when we intend to B PRESENT in our lives and the lives of those closest to us.
As a survivor and overcomer of debilitating anxiety, depression, disordered eating and abuse, to name a few, nothing brings me more joy than seeing others set free from their bondage. The ability to live a peace-filled life is ours for the taking. I hope my blog, my stories, my truths, will be a spark that ignites you on your journey of living free.
Life is a beautiful thing. A wonderful, painful, glorious, terrifying thing. We can embrace it; hurts, hugs, and all. Or we can create barriers. Run from it. Hide. The choice is ours. Each day. And while I still find myself hiding at times, I’m thankful to at least be on the journey of learning to love others, and myself, especially on the days I don’t feel like they or I deserve it.