**Trigger warning– the content of my blog my trigger memories of adverse experiences that some of you may have had. If so, please remember to self-care. Take a moment and remember where you are and how you have overcome it. Try not to ignore the way you are feeling instead take time to acknowledge it.  I will admit that sometimes I cry when I am writing because I remember what I felt while going through those things and it’s sad. But, it is a healthy cry and it helps me cope and appreciate everything that I have now.

It is terrifying to think about the adversity that people face, but its incredible to talk about how they overcome it. People ask me all the time, “how did you do it,” so lets talk about it. My stories are about neglect, maltreatment, mental abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, and much more. These are all things that I have personally overcome (for the most part).

If you read through my stories or you have already read through them, please know that I am in a very good place. I have a fantastic life and I am happier then I could ever imagine. I have a fantastic-amazing-incredibly sweet partner, two adorable fur babies and I am currently pursuing a graduate degree. Yes, I have been through terrible and horrible things, but I know I deserve better than the life that I was given. In my eyes life is entirely to short to sit and think about letting my past hurt me anymore than it already has. I deserve to be happy, so I choose to.

*****Fun fact: All of the featured images are photos that I took.

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