Thursday, January 2, 2014

#2014BloggerChallenge - New Year's Inspiration

 

This is a personal inspiration and might not relate to some of my readers out there. For my New Year's Inspiration, I chose Hedley's Invincible song; give it a listen via the YouTube video above.

I enjoy Hedley. They're a local band and their music video for Invincible was actually shot in Vancouver! Can you recognize a few of the locations?

2013 has been a rough year for me.

I'm still recovering from my eating disorder, I got out of an abusive relationship, been raped by the same guy I was in a relationship with, and battling with self harm, suicide attempt and suicidal thoughts. 

This is the first time I've ever admitted to these issues (and in the near future, I'll blog about each experience) and none of my family and close friends know what I've been through. 

I've never talked to anyone about it because I felt ashamed of everything I've been through and done to myself. I feel like people will judge me, look down on me and treat me like a fragile being. 

This year, 2014, I'm challenging myself to share my experience and not let it eat at me from the inside. I chose my blog as the first outlet to share because I'm not ready to share with friends. It'll be hard because a lot will know but I feel like once I share my experiences, I'm letting myself free of my past, and advocate to girls about mental issues and abusive relationships - I might even save a life! I hope that my experiences can inspire women (and perhaps men) to seek the help they need.

Hedley's song, Invincible describes exactly what I feel right now. I've been through shit but I've made it and I'm still here. I'm here to share my experiences and hopefully change or save someone. There are nights when I feel like I'm ready to leave this earth. I've done things I've regret to people. I was completely lost.

It's hard to overcome things that will change who you are but I promise you, once you get over it and accept everything, you will be invincible in life. If any of you guys are struggling, I'm here to help. If you've overcame something in the past, congratulations and use your experience to inspire others. This song is a huge inspiration for me and I hope it inspires you in many ways possible.

Remember, 
"Be at peace, not in pieces."

8 comments:

  1. Love the post.

    www.sheronindiediamond.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the post and quote! cant wait to read more of your #2014BloggerChallenge posts!

    Gemma xxx
    http://touchofbelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I can't stop listening to that song:) If you're ever feeling down and need someone to talk to then I'm here♥

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  4. Hey girl :)

    Thanks for sharing! I'm sorry you had to go through all of that but 2014 will be your year :)

    naomi

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  5. Praying that 2014 will be awesome! Good for you getting out and helping yourself

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  6. 2013 was pretty terrible for me as well, but in different ways. I'm glad that you've grown stronger from your hardships and I hope 2014 is good to you. <3 :) I can't wait to read more!

    www.ollivandermo.com

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  7. Hope 2014 is much better for you and I'm glad you are ovecoming all of the struggles of 2013... stay strong girl!!

    Visiting from #2014BloggerChallenge @ www.whattheschneck.blogspot.com

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  8. 'Be at peace not in pieces' - a good quote, and even at times when anyone feels in pieces there is the chance to pull those pieces together and be at peace. I really hope that 2014 is kinder to you. I'm following on GFC from the #2014BloggerChallenge :)

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