On today’s bonus episode, I get really real. About this podcast about where I am on my journey. Take a listen, and know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Putting yourself back together is hard. It’s painful almost, but something that has to be done.
It’s like a puzzle, where you get to pick your own pieces and throw out the ones you don’t like.
I suggest finding your strengths, you have to start somewhere? Why not build yourself up?
Next, I asked others what they thought of me- you should ask a professional before doing this.
I looked at who I was (Perfectionism has been a coping mechanism for me). I liked the confidence I use to have, so I kept that in my puzzle.
Accepting that the “old you” isn’t really you anymore is hard but key.
Forgive yourself and others( again with the help of a licensed medical professional, which I am not).
“Some people are afraid to face their past and demons, because it is hard! You might lose everything…….But I already have, I lost myself. And that’s all I have in the end!”
2019 is around the corner. Today’s bonus episode I will talk about what my plans for 2018 where and what my plans for 2019 are!
2018 was all about finding me. That was surprisingly true, sometimes not so easy.
Books that I read:
Adapt and Overcome
2019 is going to be different:
Books I plan to read:
Dissociation, denationalization, and challenging beliefs are common among people who have mental health illnesses. This can lead to a serious crisis of identity. It will leave you wondering: “Who am i?” Most of the time, deep down buried underneath all the trauma and depression, we know who we are. It is just very hard to find. I will walk you through some of the steps I took to re-discover who i was and who i am now.
1. I took the VIA institute Strength test.
2. I took Oprah’s Character Test.
3. I reveal a surprise about my cover art.
***Trigger warning*** some dark subjects are going to be talked about today including self harm, and suicide. Reality is most of us have really dark days, it makes it really hard to function. I am one of those. You may feel alone or helpless, but just know you at least have me in your corner. Always feel free to email me at Findingshannon.email@example.com