Below are excerpts from my Dream Big post on the jennischaefer.com website. Go check her out as she’s doing amazing work with PTSD, trauma and eating disorders.
Dream Big: Overcoming Adversity and Fighting PTSD
“…I’m a genuinely happy person. I love adventure. I’m usually seen smiling and laughing. I love being active, and it’s always been my release. When physical activity and adventure were taken away from me, so was my independence. I felt frozen in worry, fear, pain, and depression. I no longer had an outlet or a way to release my emotions. When I was bedridden, I craved distraction and creativity, so I started my blog from my bed…”
“…I truly believe, had I not gone through the things I have, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Having really low and dark days, have made me so grateful for the good days. I am appreciative of ALL of my experiences. Yes, all of them. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Talking about all of it and sharing my story has become a passion of mine. The more I open up, the more I see others open up and share their stories. Those connections give me life…”
To read the full post on the Dream Big Blog, click here.