It is your weekly reminder that exactly as you are, however you are, YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!
Today is my 30th birthday and while most people dread this day, I AM THRILLED!!!
Today, I am saying goodbye to quite a decade.
I am acknowledging it first and saying:
I see you
5 years of hallucinating
So much hatred.
I see you. •
I accept you.
And goodbye. •
And then, I am starting anew.
But this time,
Instead of beginning with hatred and confusion,
I am beginning with acceptance, resilience and courage.
This is me 👆
The real me.
Have you met me yet?
It s okay, I m still meeting me too.
my name is kate.
I am a goofball.
I am a dork.
I am a daughter, sister, lover and dog mom.
I am a human living transparently and shamelessly with mental illness.
And I am going to change the world, one story at a time.
Because from the travels of my twenties,
I learned a lot.
And it is time for the world to learn these truths too.
We are more than our illnesses.
We are more than our bodies.
We are more than any box someone tries to fit us in.
And the vulnerability within us,
Is our greatest strength.
Here s to a new decade.
Full of advocacy, sillies, storytelling, vulnerability & love.
Here s to showing that recovery is possible
And life with illness is not only a badge of courage and nothing to be ashamed of,
But it is also a testament to true bravery.
With love, light and so much dork,
Kate speer #positivelyhuman