The start of 26,
And the end of 26.
I battled a lot of demons during this year of my life.
From sobriety, depression, separation/divorce, and just struggling to discover who I was again.
Depression ran a majority of this year for me and it was a rather dark and lonely time for me, no matter how happy I looked.
It was through a lot of prayer, personal development and even counseling that I was able to actually feel like I was back on the right track again.
Like I was on the path to putting back the pieces of my life.
I honestly can say that because of the struggles I faced this year, I am a happier, stronger woman.
Of course during my time of darkness, I couldn't even imagine ever being happy, let alone coming out of this stronger.
BUT I DID ♥️
Sometimes you don't truly understand your struggles until you are on the other side of it and can look back and say, "I get it now".
I'm a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason".
And while some of the things that happen to us are just down right awful,
Every situation shapes us to be the person we are today.
So for that, I'm thankful.
Because here I am today with a GENUINE smile on my face because I FOUGHT though some of the toughest times of my life, and because of that, I'm stronger, happier and LOVING LIFE ♥️
Sure, I still have bad days. I'm human.
I just know how to create my own sunshine a little better now and look on the brighter side.
This year I've been through hell and back.
And I wouldn't change a thing.
I've grown though so much this year and while it was a crazy chapter of my life,
I needed it.
So, heres to closing this chapter and starting fresh.
Bring on 27. It's gonna be a good one 😙
I can already tell ♥️👌🏻