A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape. But a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.
Experts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse report that relapse rates for those addicted to drugs are as high as 80 percent. It’s almost impossible to come out of addiction and stay out. It’s hard enough to overcome an addiction even knowing that odds are you’ll relapse sooner or later.
I’ve been on my own journey of rising above the illness of addiction for the past six years. The Lord helped guide me through the journey of recovery and helped lead me to a path of wellness and happiness that I was chasing for a long time. I began down a new path in life that, as I traveled further, the right path was revealed to me. It all started with one end goal: take care of myself mentally and physically. I started changing my daily lifestyle to things that would help me grow and expand rather than things that would circulate negativity or greed. I learned quickly that progress and change wasn’t going to just come to me and I wouldn’t just wake up a changed woman. I started working harder on bettering myself more than anything I ever have before. I knew that if I didn’t accept my past and own it then it would own me and I would be relapsing worse than ever before and ruining the future that was ahead of me. Since that mentality in my life had changed and with the help of God, I am able to say I am apart of the 20% of people who haven’t relapsed.
Every day that I get to look at my two daughters and see their smiles I’m reminded why it’s so important to remember self-care. I don’t want to dwell on a dark past or bombard you with stories of grief. My hope is to be able to inspire and improve our lives together. I hope to build a community of people looking to better themselves and better the world around them. We will share our journeys of faith, family, and fitness and together we will change the world. This blog is for anyone who feels inadequate, inferior or anyone looking to find their best self. I’m here to tell you that: You can and you will become your best self!