“You are allowed to outgrow people. This includes past versions of yourself.” -Mandy Hale • it’s funny how change within happens. You go about living your life, day in and day out, and nothing really feels like it’s changing. But then one day it hits you, sparked by the most subtle thing, and you think back and realize you are not the same person you were a year ago, three years ago or even as little as three months ago, and while there are little pieces of her hanging on, that past self has mostly been shed and a new person is looking back at you in the mirror. I, for one, am forever grateful for that change, and am excited to meet the new person that will be looking back at me as time continues to pass. 🙏🏼 #shedding#soulgrowth#findingmyself
Do you know your purpose? Have you realized yet the magnitude of your heart? Our hearts are so large... that our minds cannot comprehend it. And yet we confine our love to just a few people, when we could love the whole world. I love you! Wherever you are! 🤗❤️❤️❤️
𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸. – 𝘔𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘦 Over the last few weeks I've told you my story, some of my experiences, and the pain I held in. But today's post rather than talk more about the negatives I want to talk about the positive of it all and say thank you for my past. With life it seems like we have to loose ourselves to really find who we are and high school was really the first time I lost myself and my hidden depression crept in. But through it I found myself. I found expression through making silly YouTube videos which led me to find my love for film which then led me to discover my love for music. Me losing myself allowed me for the first time reflect on some of the hurt I went through as a kid such as losing my dad. It allowed me to really explore myself in college and ask who I am and what makes me me. High School led me here to you. To talk about my story and hopefully help someone through theres. So thank you to my past. Although aspects of it sucked, you led me here to where I am today and who I am today. For that I'm grateful for you. 𝐀 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫?
Last week I shared that I was struggling with my mental wellbeing. I was feeling so mentally and physically exhausted. I'm happy to report I'm feeling a lot better. It wasn't just a rough day where suddenly I'm better the next day. I had been struggling for over a month and it wasnt until I acknowledged it, labeled it, told my husband and all of you, and then started carving out time to do things for me even when I didn't want to that I started seeing some hope for improvement. The mind is a funny thing. It can make up some pretty wild stories like "I'm not enough", "I'm not coping", "I'm doing a terrible job", "no one understands me". Hearing these things over and over again, even just in your own mind, can be defeating for even the strongest of people. But choosing to change the story and bring yourself back is where the magic happens. It's work but you're worth investing in. #findingmyself#bebrave#bestrong#mentalhealth#mentalillness#energydrain#stress#anxiety#depression#fighter#strong#brave#iwillwin#iwin#affirmations#iamenough#iamstrong#iambrave#maxwellness