It’s not always so effortless to be this happy!!! And that’s okay! Some days it’s hard to find a reason to get out of bed much less feel this kind of authentic joy. Since I was diagnosed with depression seven years ago I’ve learned how to be gentle with myself. I’ve learned to nurture my soul like I do the fern that’s hanging in my room. I take time everyday to check in with myself, get those endorphins through constant ~spinning~, take my medicine, and do something I love with people I love. I also let myself not be okay. I let myself be sad because recognizing my emotions and my depression as valid and normal has been a huge part of my healing. Finding my stride while managing my mental health hasn’t always been easy. It took the loss of my best friend, a lot of music and a lot more Jesus but I finally feel like I GOT this. And I’m so thankful that this kind of happiness occurs all the time. If you ever need to talk it out, cry on my shoulder or daily dance the hurt away please reach out. You’re not alone and whatever you feel right now is absolutely right and okay. Let’s love each other a little harder.