It was four years ago this past weekend that I was at one of the lowest points in my entire life. A year of depression, months of struggling with anxiety, and overwhelming stress all came to a head. I remember at one point thinking that there was no way that I was going to be able to continue on living. My life felt like it was shattering apart — and in a way I guess it was. I felt broken beyond repair; it took me a good long while to realize that this wasn’t the case. Worn down and worn out, yes — broken and defeated — absolutely not.
And here I am, four years later.
I am proud to say that during this time I have carved out a life for myself better than I ever thought I would have. I have proven to myself how strong I am; I have gained independence and self-confidence greater than I ever imagined. I re-started my life with practically nothing, and here I am, happier than I ever thought possible.
Four years ago I never imagined that I would have so much to be thankful for ever again. And yet this is where life has taken me. This year, on Thanksgiving weekend, I spent the time surrounded by those I love most in the world.
What more could I possibly need?