Hello loves, ❤
The time has come, the day is here!
I cannot believe the day has come where we have hit our 2 year birthday!
This post is going to be quite the emotional one *tear*
I cannot believe how far I have come with my blog.
It was November 2014 & I was at a very dark place within my life, I suffered with severe anxiety & depression – I truly couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I had support from some of the most important people in my life, who would take the time to check on me, counsel me, support me & listen to me.
I was reading a BUNCH load to books on self care & anxiety. I also even started watching documentaries on how the foods we eat can trigger anxiety as well as documentaries on people who has come out of a dark place dealing with anxiety.
I also got into blog reading, which captured my eye bc blogs were a place for people to share their experiences & thoughts.
Don’t get me wrong, this didn’t happen over night – It was a YEAR AND A HALF of chaos. Crazy panic attacks, sleepless nights, lost appetite, sad, depressed, constantly anxious.
If you have not read my anxiety story, be sure to read this to understand my experience.
After training my brain to think differently & altering my thought pattern my dark days seemed to become more brighter & I started experiencing the rainbow after my storm.
After experiencing this first hand, I wanted to create a space to share my experience, my thoughts, my memories. I wanted people out there to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to mental illness.
Then in April 2016, I wanted to make a blog, I worked on this day & night, I set this up to the best of my ability.
DISCOVERING OUR HAPPINESS WENT LIVE ON 1st of MAY 2016.
Haha, & THIS is my FIRST BLOG! Oh how the times have changed!
My goal was to share on my blog that just bc you have a mental illness… Your life IS NOT over!
It takes the same amount of energy to think negative as it does to think positive!
And, experiencing this first hand, I wanted to movitiate all of you & share that THIS IS POSSIBLE.
It wasn’t easy, it was MIND OVER MATTER!
There were days that my brain & body wanted to give up & there were days where I was SO motivated.
But that’s the beauty of being human, knowing that everyday isn’t going to be sunshine & rainbows, but accepting that the power is in out hands that when we fall… GET RIGHT BACK UP!
My goal was to create a place of love, peace, happiness, safety & relaxation.
I truly didn’t think anyone would read my blogs or follow me but it made me happy just making the posts so I wasn’t bothered ❤
I cannot believe the love & support I’ve received since Day ONE! Every one has been so lovely, supportive & motivating. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
So… THANK YOU! Thank you to each & every one of you bc without you, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today.
Here we are 2 years later.
With 73,000 views, over 6000 followers & 620 published blog posts, I can’t wait to see where Discovering Your Happiness will take me.
But, I know wherever I go, all you lovely people will be there right behind me, every step of the way.
Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤