So, if you read the previous post you will know that I just recently had a birthday… which has inspired me to really clean up a few things. For example, the day before my birthday I quit my job (thereby removing a good 31 stressors) and since then I have cut off a lot of triggers (both material and personal) that are detrimental to my growth. I mean quite honestly I was getting sick of falling back into old habits which were stunting my progress.
So the other day, against better judgment might I add, I invited someone who is a trigger to an amazing event I was going to volunteer at. Since I’m being honest, part of me thought this person wasn’t going to accept the invitation and the other part believe that maybe this was what they needed to initiate change. I mean, it was a great event. People were repairing bikes for free, giving out free food, loving on each other, giving away all kinds of prizes…. it really brought the community together.
I probably don’t need to explain that this trigger did not hesitate to rear its ugly head, by giving me a not-so-friendly reminder of how I used to be; of what I am sometimes ashamed of. But instead of succumbing to the effects of that I just (figuratively) punted them away from me. Without hesitation. Done.
I wrote this story in order to give hope to those who are having trouble getting away from people and things that are dragging them into the mud. It is NEVER too late to start over, survivors! I’m 27 years old and starting my life over in order to make sure I (and others around me) survive and prevail.
We don’t have to live a life where were are just getting by, always wondering when we will give in to our additions/depression/suicidal thoughts/anxiety/etc. We are meant to live victorious lives… lives of abundance…. we are to be joyous and purposeful souls! I firmly believe that it’s not about how you start, but how you finish. If you start the path of finishing well, you will encounter help… run into positive people… you won’t be able to see your past anymore because it is forgiven. If you want to make things right, you have to start by taking that first step of faith and allowing others to help you and walk with you on your journey of recovery.
You can start here: https://yourenotfinished.com/get-help/
And if you need a bit more inspiration from others who are conquering the struggle with mental illness, there is some here: https://yourenotfinished.com/other-mental-health-blogsinfo/