365 days ago
I woke up one person
And went to sleep another.
That’s what change does to you.
I was given news that brought me to my knees.
I was shocked.
I was saddened.
I was desperate to be the girl I was before the news.
I wanted to go back in time when everything was familiar and safe.
I didn’t want to play the cards I had been dealt.
The truth is I was in denial.
The truth is I was scared.
The truth is I had no clue how I was going to make it through the days to come.
Now I know, I was the same girl after the news as I was before the news.
And one year late I’m still that same prenews girl but I know myself a lot better.
I had not changed but my circumstances had.
I quickly realized I couldn’t control what was happening to me but I could control my reaction to what was happening to me.
I have evolved more in the past year as a result of fear and change and a shit show the size of Montana that I thought would swallow me whole and spit me out.
I understand so much more about myself now thanks to the shit show I assumed I couldn’t endure then. I realized my response to life is in my hands.
How I show up is up to me.
Which cards I choose to play are my choice.
I can choose strength.
The truth is, one year ago I had no idea how strong I am and how courageous I can be.
Fear became a catalyst for my spiritual growth and a chance for me to count on my blind faith.
The same evolution can happen for you, if you allow it.
When faced with terrifying changes that rock your world, then hold on, and get ready to learn how badass you actually are.
You may not believe me today, but a year from today you’ll high ten yourself for how far you’ve come. ✌️💛✨
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