I am grateful for my unique journey...for every high and low.
It is not so much the pain that I am grateful for in my journey....rather I am grateful for the awareness to see the lessons within my struggles and trauma.
My past is so beautiful. Even the painful parts. I am so grateful for the many places I have been and for everything I have learned so far. Truly I'm grateful for literally all of it.
Here are a few progress pictures where the difference is in my mind and soul more so than my body...but even subtle changes are nice to give notice to once in a while.
I notice things like the smile on my face or the ease in my body. Healthy for me is when my hair is long and thick to the end..when my skin is clear and I am nourishing body with healthy foods. I was healthy in 2014-2015, I went to the gym for hours on end almost every single day, I was an avid Yogi and dancer and I often took my bike and walked around town instead of driving.
So much of that is still true. I do yoga on the daily, I eat healthy and I'm working on gaining muscle. (I lost a lot of muscle, weight and hair in 2016 due to stress.) But now...I feel so much stronger and filled with confidence than I ever have before because I know that I have been through the ringer and back to get here...and I am really grateful for that. It wasn't until my strength was truly tested that I discovered how much I am capable of.
Cheers! To the struggle that makes us stronger.
May we focus on the lessons and be ever evolving.