"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
Hi, I’m Lynna (although most people call me Kristie). I am so delighted that you found your way here.
There was a time when I was a broken little girl – a trapped and broken girl. I was riddled with anxiety and bound by depression, but the light in my heart always found a way through the darkness. I am a fighter with the soul of a warrior.
At the tender age of ten, a small voice within me said that I would write my story one day. I had no idea how or when and little did I know about the battle ahead. I am no longer that trapped and broken little girl. It is now time to write the story of my past, where I am in the present, and create the story of my future.
In no particular order, Let’s get started…
If you are dealing with anxiety and/or depression I know it can be hard. Trust me when I say, embrace the struggle and keep going. If you feel trapped and don't know who you are, keep going! If are scared just keep going. I have been there; trapped, alone, scared, and struggling with a deep sense of despair. I know the feeling.
That feeling is gut-wrenching but you can move beyond where you are. It isn’t going to be easy; you will have to do some work. The work is largely about embracing the feelings and the struggle. It is about being grateful and recognizing the positive despite the circumstances. Hang in there and keep going. You’ll fall but get back up and keep going.
Embrace the Struggle
Why would anyone embrace the struggle, you might ask? Well, I'll tell you...by embracing the struggle, you evolve. You'll have to set your feelings aside and believe that you have the strength. Trust me, embrace the strength and keep going and you will forge a new you. The person that you know, deep down inside that you are. Forget the negative voices in your head. Now, you may be thinking - easier said than done. Well, it can be done and I'll be discussing that in future posts.
To be honest, if I hadn't stopped listening to those voices, I wouldn't be here today. I started this blog after years of dealing with anxiety and depression. Years of fighting to break free from an identity I had created for myself. Trapped, alone, and scared; that was me. I fought and that internal fight, the one that other people don't see, is difficult. Honestly, there really is no way around it; you have to fight and I'm not going to sugar-coat anything.
Don’t Give Up
I wanted to give up many times and not only did I deal with anxiety and depression; there was abuse too. I've been dirt poor, eating out of dumpsters. I've been moments away from homelessness; spent countless hours curled up on the floor and unable to feel anything except utter despair and loneliness. I know the road all too well. Just keep going!