“ I wasn’t living my life. I was surviving my circumstances. Surviving is important, but you shouldn’t live there.”
Surviving Is Not Thriving
I had always believed my greatest strengths were my abilities to endure and survive.
It took a series of painful life experiences followed by a deep depression for me to come to this conclusion:
I wasn’t living my life. I was surviving my circumstances. Surviving is an important mindset, but you shouldn’t live there.
What I did next was radical and changed my life forever. I acknowledged my pain and decided it was time to heal.
I got honest about my own self sabotaging thoughts and behaviors and from this act of self love, I remembered who I was meant to be.
My self awareness led me on an amazing self-help journey of discovering my own inner therapist (she’s nothing like the clinical therapist I was taught to be).
She was courageous enough to help me face my truths. She encouraged me to go back to school and study holistic health which forever changed my body.
She’s also the one who convinced me to start my own counseling business. She’s created a life I didn’t think was possible and now I can’t imagine living without her.