This! If you’ve followed me over the last 2 years, you know transparency is super important to me. This carries 100% into my “real” life as well. But I also have brought you all with me in any mental battle I’ve had over the last year, a short stone’s throw to August where I was in a funk that felt absolutely impossible to break out of. Currently, my head space has never been so clear and calm. I honestly believe it’s because my work life and personal life all encourage healthy addictions as my mother would put it lol. Like my addiction to working out in community environments. It’s not for the sweat. It’s not just to grow stronger. I honestly do it because I am the kind of person who NEEDS to be around other individuals who are working towards growing themselves. That is so insanely contagious to me. But it’s also why I love my instagram family because most of you are so open with your drive to be better and healthier. My genuine happiness comes from the balance in my life. If you asked me 6 months ago if that balance was happening, I would’ve told you yes not realizing that I was trying to force a balance that wasn’t there. Now it’s naturally balanced because of who I surround myself with at the gym, in classes, at work, and even how my family has made changes to better themselves. Healthy addictions bring people together to create a damn authentic happiness. What a cool thing.