As I was going through my photo album I stumbled upon this gem...
"God didn't give you the strength to get back on your feet so you can run back to the same thing that knocked you down."
I'm slowly unraveling the pieces to my story. It took me a while to open up, to share my love for writing, and even announce that I'll be sharing my blog. I use to keep my passion for blogging a secret! The anxiety was real LOL! And now I've incorporated both of my passions in one, fashion and blogging!
I remember one day I was sharing my story about my journey that led me to where I am today. I opened up and shared how I overcame a situation of the past, my walk with God and just how hard it was to even find my faith again. I was that person that never wanted to burden someone with my problems. LOL I thought I was super woman thinking I could handle it all on my own, but boy was I wrong! Never neglect to tell people close to you what you're going through. You may be like me where you feel like it's no one's business and that you can handle it all by yourself, but truth is, the best way to handle it, is by having someone to support and listen to you. They may not understand you, but being able to tell someone is better than holding it all inside. What you go through and how you feel... you're never alone.
I didn't realize it then, but I guess I was inspiring others through my story. It was at that moment that made me realize that I could help individuals who may have gone through situations similar to myself. I could inspire others by sharing my struggles and how I overcame them. I could help encourage people to not give up even when you're at your breaking point. I want to help others and let them know that I understand. I am so far from being perfect, in fact I still make mistakes, but I talk a lot about my faith because there was a point in my life where I almost stopped believing in God. Where I was literally at the verge of becoming atheist. We all go through something, but it's how we handle it and pick ourselves back up to become a better person than who we were, is what matters. The greatest feeling is being able to look back and see how far you've come and how far you've grown. That's what motivates me to keep going, to keep fighting, and to keep working!