This is 38!

This is 38! 

Today is my birthday, and I’m happy to be celebrating another year with loved ones. 

I started my blog and this account six months ago – honestly, I was unsure what to expect.  The bookstagram is such a welcoming community, and I’m grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve engaged with so far.  Two years ago, if someone told me I would be as active as I am on Instagram, I would have laughed.  At the time, I shunned any form of social media, and now I have two Instagram accounts  – go figure! I guess that’s what happens when you step out of your box, and become comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Toni Morrison said “you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down” and ” if you surrender to the air, you could ride it”…powerful quotes! 

Well, during quarantine, it became clear that there was a ton of shit weighing me down.  Before the pandemic I was continually on the move.
Through breathing, pausing, reflecting, and therapy, I slowly lifted the weight of my shoulders. Even though the process has been unpleasant at times, it has been beneficial. Therapy has allowed me to invest in myself, be more accepting, create healthy boundaries, attract positive energy, let go of negativity and be vulnerable.  Therapy has changed my life!  It is not just for people struggling or in crisis; I believe everyone would benefit from therapy! Seeking help does not demonstrate weakness but strength and a willingness to grow.   As a society, we must remove the stigma of treatment and mental health and be more deliberate with our wellness because it is vital.  

I’m looking forward to the coming year and Happy Tuesday everyone!