Long post alert!!!
Wow....we've officially been in 2018 for 4days and I really don't have the words to explain how I feel for this next season. I started Click For Hope back in 2011 to inspire and encourage others to know their stories matter. I've identified that is my core purpose in life and won't ever deviate from it. What I didn't know was during our biggest campaign in April, (sexual assault awareness month) would be the most challenging mental health season for me, I was suffering from PTSD, memories I had forgotten about, headaches, disassociation, crying and so much more. I believe it was during this season that the Lord told me, "For so long you have focused on the stories of others, but it's time you focus on yours. It's time for me to heal you," and I was ready for whatever that looked like. I just knew, I needed professional help. And in May, I finally found the courage to connect with someone and began seeing her in June. I'm experiencing this beautiful healing, and along the way it has helped me to identify the things I really want in life. Which is being more authentic, and sharing all of who I am in one place. You guys I just can't keep up with it all, with so many different social media accounts, only sharing bits and pieces of me on each one. So I went on a journey with my hubby and wondered what it would look like if we had one website that showcased all of who we are in one space....where family, faith, and creativity collide. And thus @authenticadventureco was born! As I continue to dig deep and plan for 2018, this insta will be on hiatus. I hope you'll come on over to @authenticadventureco as I'll be sharing more of my story there, along with any future Click For Hope shoots....which I have 5 stories waiting to get shared. Thanks friends for all your love and support along the way!!! #authenticadventures #clickforhope #sharingstories #giveback #chicagoblogger #faithblogger #healingmyself #mentalhealth #mystorymatters