Living My Life Out Loud
I do not allow my past to define. Let me say that again, my past WILL NOT define me. Yes, shitty things have happened to me in my life, but I knew I deserved more (despite what I was told). My body, mind and spirit reminded me (daily) of my tenderness. I felt broken, angry and depressed, still I longed to be happy. So, I did something about it—I committed to living my life out loud. “Living out loud” means, loving and respecting yourself, and more importantly your journey (for good or not so good).
I love every facet of me, regardless of who doesn’t.
I made the decision to live and love me. Not because I needed to impress someone or wanted to be liked. My journey, no longer was about being the smartest, it became a path of allowing myself to make mistakes, and being okay with them. I learned to stand alone with my reflection and honor myself, no matter how big or hideous I saw myself. I loved on me. I remained gracious with Christy until I could confidently say, I am somebody. For the first time in my life I can honestly say I feel free.
Now, I am a design student, who honeymoons as a novelist, part-time poet and creative entrepreneur. I spend my days enjoying the wonder of the world. I share my adventures in my blog, Thrive. I hope that you will join me there.
Do you have a story of resiliency to share? Drop me a line I would love to help you celebrate your joy!
Love and Light,
Today I AM Free
Little Miss Somebody: Based On a True Story
Fourteen-year-old Nikki is forced to leave her whole world behind when her mother makes an impulsive move to Missouri. Once in the heart of Saint Louis, her mother begins a vicious cycle of abuse and abandonment, leaving Nikki to fend for herself at her grandmother’s house, amidst her mother’s drug addicted siblings.
Humiliated, lacking resources, and feeling more than ever like a burden, Nikki decides to take matters into her own hands—when she embarks on a journey to find her father, a missing piece to the puzzle of her life. Along the way she unravels more pain and layers of family abuse, causing her to want to give up.
But she won’t give up. Not yet. Not Nikki. Not until she finds what she’s looking for. But, will Nikki find the love she desperately needs?
Little Miss Somebody was Featured on PsychologyToday.com. Read the article here!
“To Love Oneself is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance” -Oscar Wilde
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