It's so hard to celebrate ourselves when we are all suffering from mental illness and/or chronic illnesses, trauma survivors... It's so so hard to find the good in ourselves when we Just. Don't. Feel. Good.
I want to know today, though, that my Mighty friends can dig deep and force ourselves to find something about us and our lives that's worth celebrating.
Today I have two things to celebrate. Today marks a 20lb weight loss after finally deciding to try and find physical wellness since I can't seem to find mental wellness. Losing 20lbs is a huge accomplishment for me, and I'm celebrating myself for getting to this point.
Today, I also celebrate a huge achievement - today I am officially 8 years sober. I've tamed my harmful addiction to a point where I can celebrate 8 whole years of being alcohol-free.
This photo is a picture of me and my Dad. It was taken about a week after I hit my rock bottom and began my sobriety journey. I felt like a failure, but my Dad come to see me that week to celebrate a big moment in my life... to celebrate me.
He even managed to make me smile and act goofy, which is something I'll always have with my Dad.
My Mighty friends - I want to hear how you can celebrate yourself today! Dig deep and find it -- I know it's there! - and share your celebration with me!
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