Day 12 of 30: An ongoing journey

Day 12 of 30: An ongoing journey

When I was approached to share my story for this wonderful movement, I became instantly overwhelmed, but I knew I needed to do it. Where do I even start? Which part of my story will resonate most with others? How do I sum up the many battles of this mental war I’ve...
Day 11 of 30: Becoming vulnerable

Day 11 of 30: Becoming vulnerable

My parents divorced when I was 2 years old leaving me to grow up with an alcoholic father that showed no love or care for my sister or I, but gave everything to my step mom and step sister as soon as he re-married which was pretty much right away. I was always a...
Day 10 of 30: Welcome to the club

Day 10 of 30: Welcome to the club

I don’t even know if mine counts. I don’t know what qualifies as the worst case scenario. I know mine was very intimate and isolating. Both starting with an “I” for a reason. I never had any bad feelings for my husband, my child or friends and family. Just me. “I was...
Day 9 of 30: I’m a survivor

Day 9 of 30: I’m a survivor

Not a lot of people know the struggles and obstacles I have overcome in my life. I was a bit hesitant to share my story and put it out for the world to see, however, I have found strength in knowing I am not the only one that has suffered. I want to share my story to...
Day 8 of 30: Full Circle

Day 8 of 30: Full Circle

Starting at about 17 years old I made a lot of poor life choices and definitely wasn’t taking care of myself. I continued on this downward spiral until, at 19, I finally tried to kill myself with alcohol and pills. While I was in the hospital, there was a nurse...
Day 7 of 30: The Right Turn

Day 7 of 30: The Right Turn

I was a carefree little girl who made friends with everyone and anyone. My parents always said I came home with a new friend every day, no matter where we were. I remember being happy, never thinking I was different. At ten, I started fifth grade. I had previously...