What To Do When You’re Struggling
I know when I write a post or share a video I’m always excited, happy and smiling.
But it wasn’t always this way.
Anyone that really knew me 10 years ago would’ve known how much I struggled. I struggled with being focused on that ever-elusive happiness (and perfectionism). I struggled with knowing why I was here. I struggled with wanting to be loved.
I kept settling for less than I desired and deserved.
And, it wasn’t that long ago that I reached my breaking point. I was at a family friend’s house crying and devastated over another failed relationship attempt.
I had had enough, and I was prepared to do whatever it took to change my life.
I finally knew I was worth fighting for, truly, really, deliciously, worth fighting for.
I invested more money in myself than I ever had before, and I went to a retreat that was committed to change. I was resistant. I was scared. I was walking into the unknown.
The process itself was hard, painful and exhilarating, and I came out alive, aware and awake.
It would be the first of many steps and investments I would make in myself. It would be difficult. And, it would also be beautiful.
For me, this process has meant going to the depths of my pain, the depths of my sadness, the depths of my truth. It has meant many days and nights spent crying and releasing all of the pain in my life and childhood that had hurt me so badly. And, it has meant seriously investing in myself. (Think one year’s salary.)
On the other end, what I have realized, is that you have to be willing to take a stand for yourself. You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to come out on the other side. You have to know you are worth it (or at least be willing to prove to yourself you are, until you feel it on your insides).
None of it has been easy.
I’ve worked hard (I mean days and nights for years) to come out on the other side. I may walk around with a smile on my face, but my smile is the tattoo of being on my own personal battle ground for years and winning. My smile is my badge of honor. And, my smile is the pride I feel for taking a stand for myself.
My smile is also because I’m genuinely happy. 🙂
I’m not here to make it look easy or to pretend my life is perfect, but I am here to inspire. I’m living proof that your life, your happiness and living a life from truth is worth fighting for, because at the end of it all, your truth is the only safe ground you can stand upon.
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And, through having done this work, I can tell you every bone in my body knows I have to help others take that stand for themselves.
You are worth it, and I’m here to help you until you feel it in every bone of your body. That is, once you’ve said enough is enough and you’re prepared to do whatever it takes to get there.
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And, either way, know you’re not in this alone. No matter what someone’s life looks like on the outside, their insides will tell you another story.
I say make it a good one!
To your truth journey!
P.S. – I’d love to hear how this blog post landed in you and what you’re struggling with. Comment below to share.