A mid-twenty something year old who was once lost but now beginning to find myself through my hobbies and interests, and the power of my voice.
I found myself severely struggling during my late teens and early twenties. Mentally, emotionally, and financially which ultimately began to manifest itself into physical struggles. I wasn’t happy with myself or my life, and I was making decisions that looking back now, were obvious to see I had little to no concern or care for my body or overall health. I became incredibly overwhelmed with my responsibilities and insecurities, focusing on the negatives instead of the positives.
Finding happiness isn’t easy nor is it an overnight task. Furthermore, happiness shouldn’t be looked at as something that as once it has been achieved it no longer requires the dedication or work that it took you to get there. No different than a bodybuilder who took months or years to get their body to their desired outcome- should they stop putting in the same amount of work and dedication, their results would then begin to reflect this. Some days will be harder than others, but the result is always worth it.
If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s how crucial it is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and to try new things. I no longer want to live my life saying, “I can’t” and putting myself into an imaginary box, withholding me from so many great things. One of the most powerful things a person can do is to not only discover the power of their voice but their confidence in it.