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What A Journey Life Is!
The Journey Begins On The Other Side Of Fear
My Personal Journey began 20 years ago when I was first diagnosed with mental illness. Those words alone tend to conjure up images in the minds of most people of the severely mentally disturbed in psychiatric units. Living with mental illness brings with it stereotypical stigmas in society that causes sufferers to keep it as a shameful secret.
Once I became tired of feeling ashamed over a disability I had to learn to accept and live with, I began my journey to a life of fulfillment by empowering myself in a way I knew only I could accomplish. My purpose here is to provide a sense of hope no matter where your journey in life may be taking you or has taken you. With all I had endured throughout my life, the one thing I hold on to tightly is hope. Hope that life will be filled with joy at every turn, hope that someday the ghost of painful memories will fade away leaving behind small residues of a life that once was and will never be again.
I am not my Illness. I am so much more than that and that is what I am here to share with you. I have hitchhiked around this country at the age of 20. I have experienced the loss of loved ones within a short amount of time. I feel I have walked in just about every shoe of suffering that has ever existed and still have risen high above my circumstances. I have viewed every struggle, every tragedy, every suffering as blessing that have only enriched my life because I am now able to empathize completely with what someone else may be going through. I feel I was blessed in this way so that I can help guide others who may be struggling to get through their own paths of life. Understanding your journey is the beginning of being able to succeed no matter what obstacles may be placed in your way. We may have no control over the things that are placed our path, but we do have control over how we react to circumstances in our life.