When I originally wrote this post several weeks ago, I had come to a crossroads of sorts in my life. Our life had become too stressful and chaotic. I wasn't sleeping well, and I was letting petty things and outside influences get in the way of my, and our, happiness.
When I finally decided to post it, I did it because I know that for some reason, posting on this blog helps me to be accountable for my thoughts and actions. I did it because I know that I cannot be the only person who struggles, and I hoped that by sharing my story and my journey, perhaps someone else would be comforted. It was like a weight had been lifted, and a small amount of the burden I had been carrying - the burden to be liked and approved of, the burden of worrying what others thought - felt lighter.
Thank you all for the offerings of love and support for that post. Thank you for the comments you left, and the emails you sent. I am humbled by your sentiments. It's not easy to put yourself out there and let people see your insecurities, but I refused to let the fear of a negative response get the best of me. The thing is, we all struggle with our own demons, whether it be past abuse, or bullying, or trust, or weight, or self esteem. But these demons should not define who we are. Strength, real value, comes from within.
I hope you will come back tomorrow when I will be sharing my latest project...a bench makeover for the bedroom makeover!
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