This photo on the left....every time I see it in my photo album I cringe at the thought of HOW my life and my thoughts used to be about myself -- very bad, very negative -- HOW did that girl come to be in my life?
I remember my mom taking this photo and I saw it and almost started to cry. Often times I want to delete it, but its a good reminder of how FAR you can propel your life when you are willing to put aside excuses, have faith in yourself and that there must be something much greater in life that I am meant for, than swirling in depression, anxiety & pain. God does't want that for me.....but I was being tested by challenges...... So.......If not now, when 🤔?
If you don't start now, when is that time? Is it in a few more months when you have "more time" or "more money” are ready to finally toss to the side your fears of what others might think of you? Are you going to let the opinion of others stand in your way? WHY let them steal your thunder in life. People will have an opinion either way, so why give a care as to what they think about you moving your life forward? .
TOO MUCH OVERTHINKING lead me to NOT do anything about my condition until I realized if I didn't do anything I'd be stuck in a rut forever!
Lupus robbed me of my life, the quality I once enjoyed. I was too young to be living without quality that I deserved, that my children deserved in a mother. This is MY LIFE and I had to take it back!
I lasted like that for a decade and it was debilitating being depressed, anxious, in pain and downward spiral.
THEN ONE DAY…..I literally made a decision that all excuses were to go into the trash and never come our again. That I was responsible for my happiness and success and direction and ACTION in my life….and so I DID! :)
And since then, I've had many ups and downs, that's life. But I've continued to push through the struggles and it's made me who I am today.
Someone who is confident and has discovered how to love herself.
And that's truly the biggest transformation of all for me . Believe in yourself and abilities God has given you. He wants the most amazing things for you - -even bigger than you can dream of for yourself - -but you must - 18 days ago