It's Ok to Ask for Help.

Hey yo, hey!

See this adorable little creature in my arms? She’s not a therapy dog, but she might as well be! She provides me so much joy, I can’t even describe it.

Especially on those days I’m confused or searching... waiting or fighting stress and anxiety... She can sense it. I just know it.

While I most definitely hold her tight during those moments... and share with her my thoughts, I’ve learned it really helps to find a human to talk to, too.

Faith is a huge part of my life. Actually, it IS my life. I talk to Jesus like all. the. time. And while I truly believe that provides me more peace than anything else ever could, finding a safe place to share fears, hurts, frustrations, etc. is crucial.

It is MORE than okay to ask for help. I have an amazing husband, great parents, some incredible friends, and I still see a counselor. Why? Because there’s literally no preconceived opinions or ideas... it’s a place I can go and freely be ME.

If you need a place like that, friends, find it. There is zero shame in it and 100% healing.

I’m not sure why so many of us feel like mental health isn’t a real thing... but it is. And it’s not just for a few... Just like we all take care of our physical health- our emotional health should be checked out, too.

It took me a LONG time to understand that, but once I finally did, I noticed more confidence, happiness, and less offense taken.

I’m grateful people in my life were open with their experiences and shared them. That’s what led me to look into it for myself. I can only hope that my sharing could potentially do that for someone else.

You’re loved, yo!!!! And freakin’ awesome. Just fyi.

You are Fire, Darling!

Friday facts:

You are beautiful. You are talented. You are capable. You are fun. You are fire, darling!

If you are convinced of anything else, realize they’re lies! If you tell yourself you have to be “this” first, look like “that” before _____, or achieve “this” prior to _____ just stop!

We hold ourselves back and tear ourselves down too much! Let today be THE day that you step outside of your safe, but lonely, zone. Let this moment be THE moment you shed that fear of rejection, failure, or being “less than.”

Make the decision to believe in yourself. Consciously. Then, decide what it is you want to do... where you want to go. And then make steps toward those things.

Don’t wait on someone else to pave the way for you. You can find support, sure... but you almost always have to START first... with confidence.

And why wouldn’t you? You’re amazing, friend! Packed plum full of potential waiting to take the lead...

I’m here to help see that happen for you, too! Can’t wait!