I started my first blog in 2009 because I was a teenager who was about to burst with passion. I wanted a place where my words couldn’t ever be twisted, a place to call my own (rent free with my mommas cooking). My dying desire to create erased all fear of any ridicule or judgements that are often found during our teens. On January 26, 2011 I decided to stop drifting and begin a lifelong commitment to reality & making my dreams come true. I was ready for a new chapter.
After letting letting negativity consume me I was ready to take my inner strength back from unworthy experiences — & that was exactly what I did. I ran & lifted my way to the body I had prior to the depression, anxiety, injuries and insecurities. My self confidence improved but the real miracle was in my mind. My focus shifted from “woe is me” to “why not me?”. I changed my environment & surrounded myself with people who lifted me up versus knocking me down. I went to therapy multiple times a week & began creating (and rebuilding) healthy relationships. I had finally found my authentic self.
“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” -War & Peace
On March 20, 2011 I started this blog. I did not have a vision about what I wanted it to be, I just knew that I needed to write. I needed to say goodbye to the young girl that wanted to be heard and hello to the woman who was dying to listen & committed to inspiring. What once was a creative outlet is now a way to tell my story while inspiring you to not wait another second to begin yours. I hope you begin now & never look back. Like Jonathan Winters said, “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” Don’t wait to hit rock bottom to create yourself… life is an incredible thing to miss out on.
All my love, Bee
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That was powerful.
Absolutely beautiful. I know exactly what you mean by that change of mind. It’s a wonderful thing :)
it’s all a question of what you want your life to be….I started my journey in 2009….it takes a few years…some bumps along the way…..breaking contact with those who no longer offer you anything to learn….better every day. stay strong….don’t lose sight of all that is good…..find the good in all…..the past no longer matters….and the future is now.
Thank you so very much for your comforting words. It is nice knowing others can relate to my trials & errors. I am learning to love and embrace the ebb and flow of life.
You have tremendous talent and appreciate your courage to choosing a new path. I look forward to reading your stories and learning from you.
Make it a great day!
Wow, thank you so much Kyle. I put my energy into making everyday wonderful:) I hope you are having an amazing evening. xoxo
Your kicking butt lately kiddo….I dig it.
Ah, hey thanks!!
Thank you very much Edward
Wonderful post- I can really relate.
It is the best feeling when someone relates to the feelings you’re so passionate about.thank you:)
Wow, inspiring post. You go, girl! The great thing is that you not only made the CHOICE to change your life, you also SOUGHT help to keep you accountable and give you the tools you needed to succeed! :)
That was the sweetest compliment. Thank you so much
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