Life has been happening.
Life has been amazing.
Braelyn has been growing.
Mom has battled depression, beat it, and is coming back with vengeance.
Postpartum depression is no joke.
Postpartum hormones are no joke.
Being unsatisfied with your job is no joke.
Crying daily is no joke.
Throwing fits of anger towards those who care the most, that is no joke.
Literally throwing things, is no joke.
Accepting love is no joke.
Healing from diastasi recti is no joke.
Nursing, the most selfless thing I have done, is no joke.
Trying something new is scary, and again, no joke.
Being told to do personal development, and being so angry that you say you don't need it, is no joke.
Submitting yourself to God, is not joke.
Making new friends is no joke.
Realizing that some of these closest friends, you actually haven't met in person, but communicate with daily, is no joke.
Doing personal development and it truly impacting your life, is no joke.
Being happy, consistently, every day as a choice, is no joke.
Truly believing in yourself and in what you deserve, is no joke.
Forgiving yourself, is no joke.
All of these things and more have happened over the past year. This has been the most challenging and most rewarding year of my entire life. Our marriage has grown. My maturity has grown. My leadership has grown. My self control has grown. My happiness has grown.
Is every day amazing with rainbows and butterflies? Absolutely not. Do I find something in every day that makes me happy, something to be grateful for? Absolutely.
I've been growing, I've been learning, I've been struggling, and I'm coming back. I want to share more of my story. I want to help others struggling by sharing parts of me. I am back.