A fresh start for all of us.
I’ve come an awful long way in the past year or two. I’ve had bountiful experiences, pushed my boundaries, and rebuilt myself from the ground up. I really hope that I can inspire others to do the same.
I have epilepsy (amongst other chronic conditions). I have been having seizure clusters since I was 10, and they are exhausting. I can’t count the amount of times I said ‘I can’t do this any more’. But I’m still here. I’m now finally diagnosed and medicated as of April! I will never forget the car journey home after hearing my diagnosis. Clair De Lune was on the radio. It was in that moment that I promised myself I would respect my limits and live rich regardless.
I also started having major trouble with how my body looked at a similar age. I’ve always been underweight and I endured bullying and spiteful comments as a young and impressionable girl. At 18, I lost all remaining confidence after a very messy and crushing breakup. The past year has been truly enlightening. I am still scaring myself each day that I post, or wear something out of my comfort zone. I am determined to learn to love myself, no matter what it takes. My support network is immense and my best friend now boyfriend is so so great to me. I know that one day I will undo the last knot in my stomach and be free.
My message is that we can all enjoy these fresh starts. I want everyone who feels they need it to embark on a similar journey to self acceptance and emotional resilience. I hope I can give something to all of you, and we can create a safe and empowering community to grow within.