It’s nice to meet you! If you’ve come to my blog, chances are you’re dealing with the loss of someone you love, struggling to learn to love yourself or simply want to share your thoughts with someone who’s been there – someone who just GETS it.
When I first started this blog, it was solely for fun. I’ve documented where I’ve been and what I’ve done when I’ve gotten there. But, over time, I realized that the stories that resonated most with people were the words that were cathartic for me to say. Life is not always easy. Sometimes it’s messy, scary and downright overwhelming. But the beauty of being yourself during times of trouble is how you get through them. I don’t believe in sugarcoating things. I believe in being honest about all things – how you feel during tumultuous times, getting real about hating your body but learning to love it anyway, speaking candidly about the resentment associated with losing those you love, and the confusing fear and joy over starting a family. But that’s just some of it.
Over the past few years, it seems like my life has taken one crazy direction after another and despite having gone through the worst moments of my life over the past two and a half years, I’ve always experienced unexpected beauty. I consider myself a wildflower, twisting and turning through the patches of cement, turning my head toward the sun even on the darkest days. Like a wildflower, they go anywhere – and everywhere. Thanks for coming along with me on this journey. I hope through my vulnerability, you’ll find strength in coming to terms with your own feelings that perhaps, you’ve been too ashamed to voice. Anger is a real emotion. Sadness is a real emotion. Grief. Low self-esteem. Depression. Anxiety. These are real, everyday emotions. Together, let’s find hope.