I am starting this blog for a few women in my life. These are tough cookies who at times feel trapped by their life. I did, too. Most of you know that. But I had to make choices so that I could start living again. I am not saying that my choice is the one you should make. But for me, that was the choice I had to make to be a strong woman. Standing up for me, my body and my personal well-being needed to be a priority, as I made everyone else a priority and lost myself in the process.
I don't really know how I did all that I did in a year, but I know that it took the love and strength of great friends and an amazing counselor. And I think that would be where I would tell you to start. Get a good counselor. Not a marriage counselor....just one for you. Then, surround yourself with the strongest friends you have. You don't need a ton. You just need a few or even just one who you can confide in. Make sure it's someone that is strong. In my case, I had some yellers, some head petters and huggers, some good sense talkers, some prayers....you name it. A good dog helps, too.
I am here for you. Can you see your future? What do you want it to be? I am still figuring that out for myself, but so far, I like what I see. A year ago.....not so much.