Without anxiety, I would lack the strength and perseverance I’ve come to lean on so many times in life. I wouldn’t be able to relate to and support the many others who deal with anxiety and mental illness.
What I had missed out on was being displayed in front of me and it began to nag at the triggers of loss, sadness and grief.
Adoption is hard. Regardless of age, there is trauma, the two go hand in hand. No child comes as a blank slate.
It’s a year to focus on being confident in who you are, embracing your unique and one-of-a-kind self.
It’s okay to cry and it’s okay to laugh. It’s about learning to embrace the good, flourish from the bad and hold onto the truth.
We can choose to stay captive to what life throws at us, or take steps towards freedom.