You know those moments where reflection just kind of hits you, and you think back on your life and realize just how far you’ve come? That happened to me last night as I talked with a new friend.
It was interesting explaining to her how I used to have terrible anxiety, how I used to live my life so exhausted (and that was before Avery), how I struggled with so much of life.
It was interesting because all of it was past tense. All of it. Don’t get me wrong, life isn’t totally easy now by any means (we have a teething baby right now, remember? 😅), but so much of what used to make my life feel unbearable doesn’t come up in my day-to-day anymore.
I don’t lay awake at night feeling overwhelmed by life anymore. I don’t stress out about being around people. I don’t go home and worry and dwell on conversations, wondering if I sounded stupid or if the people I was with even liked me. When I do feel panicked, I know it, and I can physically/mentally calm myself down. No more panic attacks.
And even though this stage of life has me incredibly sleep deprived, I’m not exhausted most days. I truly enjoy my daughter. I love our time making memories. I’m physically AND mentally present with her. And I used to worry about that. I even convinced myself for a time that I didn’t want kids, and that was because I didn’t know how I could ever take care of someone else when I was barely taking care of me.
Needless to say, I’m grateful for all the changes in my life. I’m grateful that someone cared enough to share plant-based, life-changing supplements with me, supplements that have literally helped me physically and mentally heal. I’m grateful to be a part of a company and culture that promotes personal growth, vulnerability, and servanthood. I’m grateful God gave me the nudge to just try it. Because without all of these things, I know I wouldn’t have the crazy-beauty life I have now.
If you’re hurting, if you’re struggling, if life is just hard, I want you to know I’ve been there. And maybe the supplements I use won’t help. But maybe they will. And I’m more than willing to walk the path with you to find out 💗