Looking back on this weekend reassures me that I am doing things the right way.
Never in a million years would I have expected people to look to me for motivation or inspiration.
I'm a small town girl who grew up on a farm. I always believed that I was a nobody.
No one ever told me I could do anything.
I didn't have a strong support group.
I was mostly alone.
I learned from a young age that if I wanted something I had to do it myself.
Nothing was ever just handed to me and I never asked for hand outs either.
Till this day I still do not expect anyone to give me anything.
I don't deserve anything I didn't work for.
But I know my worth.
I believe in doing things the right way even if it is the harder way.
I believe that you should never shrink yourself down to make others happy.
I will just continue to work hard and keep doing the right thing
If I believe in something I will stand my ground no matter what.
There is something deep about standing your ground... when you stand your ground you are making a statement of your value.
I know my value.
I met so many people this weekend who reassured me that I'm on the right path.
That my honesty and openness about my strengths and struggles gives others hope.
I still don't believe that I'm important. I'm normal. I just want to be better.
I want to show people that you can be better too. That your struggles don't control you.
I make choices everyday to overcome my depression, my confidence issues, my chronic pain, my health problems.
I choose to be strong even when I don't feel strong.
Everyone of you have that strength inside of you.
I believe in you. .