Grounded [in Love]: 2016

When we met, it was like looking in a mirror… Well that’s because I was looking in a mirror. I had met myself for the first time in a long time. I haven’t seen this person since she was a small girl full of love and full of life with no fears or insecurities. She was confident, she was happy, she was me.

I went through hell and back, my mind wandered and I was lost for years. I had been abused and put down then loved and brought up, just to be destroyed and ripped to pieces again all by the same person. I relied on others to give me purpose, give me love, and give me reasons to be happy. I was left with nothing to show for my efforts except a broken heart and a broken spirit.

This part of the series is about how I found comfort in my isolation and learned to love myself unconditionally. Life isn’t always easy and it takes time to appreciate our purpose on this earth. After 4 years, things are falling in to place for me the way I wanted them to and I couldn’t be more proud of what I’ve accomplished.