I have led a pretty colourful life. A life I am so proud to say has been full to the brim with experiences. There have been crazy times, out of this world times, desperate times, loving times, petrifying times, eye-opening times and hilarious times. I have fought, I have won and I have lost. I have gained an amazing amount of perspective and know myself inside and out.
I have failed, as a daughter, a friend, a wife, a mother but the most hurtful one is how I failed myself time and time again learning some of my colourful lessons. I was an addict who went back for more, even knowing the after effects would be hurtful and ugly. I had an untreated mental illness and struggled to get any emotional traction in life.
I have risen up and succeeded, as a daughter, a friend, a wife and a mother. But the most amazingly satisfying success has been for myself, learning some more of my wonderful colourful lessons! I’ve learnt how to turn my demon’s into loving strengths and how to set my heart and mind free.
Your failings and your wins are what make you who you are, celebrate your colour! Too many of us see our hard times as just that, but they are what shape us.
I prefer living life in colour.