“My mental health journey has been a difficult one, but I am so grateful to see myself now and to see the progress I have made in being more confident and comfortable in my big beautiful body.
There were so many times growing up where I’ve felt alone, scared and worried that my mental illness would get the best of me and that there would be no one there to support me. I had this constant thought that no one knew or could ever know what I’ve gone through and be able to relate in any way.
Once I was able to come to terms with who I was, i was able to start the amazing journey to start loving myself. There was this realization that everyone has their own struggles and everyone’s experience is valid in every way possible. Also I found a different kind of love knowing that compassion isn’t just for others but for yourself too.
Little by little I was able to pick myself up again and continue to become the best version of myself that is perfectly imperfect. I may fall down here and there but I have an immense amount of support and a bigger heart to help me back up again.
If you need help and feel alone, just know that there will always be someone wanting to be there for you. You are important, valid and unique. Keep on smiling and remember that YOU ARE THE MAIN CHARACTER!”