We are living in a world where we put our best face forward. Naturally, we share the highlights. But today I choose to be vulnerable. My hope is that by being my most authentic self and sharing the real shit, someone who may be struggling might appreciate that they are not alone in a difficult and imperfect journey. So here I am.
In years past, I've felt so broken that I didn't feel like my life was worth living. I have this little dog, my sweet Ruby, (and a freaking awesome therapist) to thank for saving my life in those dark times. Even now, my life is far from perfect and I think it's unfair to ever lead instagram followers to believe it is. The struggle is so real. Some days my job leaves me feeling so emotionally and physically drained that I drive home feeling like I have nothing left to give my loved ones. I have body image issues that consume my thoughts every single day. Some days I feel inferior to everyone I know and I can't bear the thought of socializing. Some days I feel like I don't deserve to be loved by my incredible man. Some days I can hardly even get out of bed. .
Mental health is a struggle for so many of us. But if you are hurting to the point where you think you can't go on, please, PLEASE reach out. If you've reached out to someone who doesn't get it, reach out to someone else. Reach out to me! I am here to testify that there is so much strength to be found in vulnerability. There is help. There is hope. And I promise, there is a cleansing, beautiful morning light that will greet you and lead you out from that darkness.
I absolutely love when an accidental twin day happens. It totally makes my day. Google just showed me this one from one year ago and it gave me intense warm fuzzies all over again. I miss you bb.
I've decided that it's okay for me to keep posting Europe pics until the jet lag subsides. Last night I took a power nap at 6pm and I woke up at 7.... this morning. PS I met Lisa. She is definitely smiling.
"Oh! Who can ever be tired of Bath?" Jane Austen
Paris with this queen. 👑
If I had a chin for every year that I've loved you, I'd have two more chins. I want a billion chins. Also, Stonehenge!