“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages” -Michelle Obama💛
Viewing struggle as negative life experience used to be the norm for me. My new outlook: struggling emotionally, in personal relationships, financially, or with ones physical health can actually be a catalyst to amazing personal growth!
Believe me, I know struggle and I feel blessed to have lived through so much of it! If not for the hard times I would not have learned about powerful qualities like discernment, trust, setting boundaries, loyalty, experiencing true friendships, when to stand up for myself, or when to walk away.
Being a young, struggling single mom was one of the greatest life lessons I could have ever lived through. Learning how to be a grown up while concurrently raising a child was awesomely difficult yet taught me almost everything I know about surviving in this world!
Without struggling with my health I never would have learned about the physical and emotional healing processes, which have given me so much insight on how strong I really am.
I’m just so grateful for the challenges life has handed me. If not for the tears, the fear, the sleepless nights filled with worry, the heartbreaks, the anxiety, the really really hard parts of life…I wouldn’t be so well versed at problem solving, I wouldn’t know how much wealth I have in family and friendships, or who is truly there for me, I would not have learned about many of my blessings, abilities, and strengths!
Facing the unknown and the darknesses which life presents can be powerful medicine for creating healthy boundaries for oneself and show you what you are truly capable of!
So I shall continue to face my fears, walk into the darkness with a blazing fiery torch of self empowerment, look at my adversities as opportunities, and I invite you to join me! Your greatest struggles can be powerful catalysts to knowing your greatest strengths and I believe you deserve to know your most powerful self!
Many blessings, much peace, and absolute love to you all! 🙏