I do this work because I have a passion for planting the seeds of hope and spreading encouragement for healing and recovery where there has been a history of depression, feelings of unworthiness, psychological abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, low self esteem, addictions, eating disorders and all the other types of struggles that so many of us seem to deal with in the course of a lifetime. I do it because I love to see the lights go on when someone has a break through. I like to hear the chains breaking. I like to watch people get their wings back. I love to be a small part of that process.
I am dedicated to the pursuit of wholeness and freedom and to revealing and sharing the truth that I have picked up along the way; I will share it with every other person brave enough to journey. This is what I do, this is part of who I am.
Recovery and overcoming is not easy. There are times when it is like fighting all alone with invisible demons who never retreat. There are times when I questioned whether or not it was worth it; times when I wanted to stop the world and get the heck off. There were times I wondered what kept me going.
I appreciate my persistence today. It paid off. I am grateful for my drive, my passion, my courage; I am free. I am grateful that I found myself and recovered my identity and that I discovered my purpose. I am appreciative of my therapist who encouraged me and guided me through the process and I have no words to thank my friend Teresa who stood by me and fought with me, laughed with me and cried with me; almost daily.
And now I am grateful for you, the people who actually like to hear what I have to say about all this!
P.S. In just three short days since we launched the fan page on facebook, we have had 105 people join us! I think that this is a pretty exciting number and worthy of celebration… so I’m doing the happy dance.