I wanted to take the time to write you an open letter to thank you for how you helped lead me to where I am today.
2018 was my year to empower, grow, inspire and thrive. And even though the year took a really weird turn, it still ended up being just that.
I want to use this as an opportunity to really see how it has all panned out in the way only life can do!
It was really hard adjusting to the first medication change. But, you were there for me. Encouraging me to feel the emotions, to get them out. It was so hard but so worth it!! Here’s a look back at that.
I was facing things and kicking butt, left and right, with you by my side. I was not prepared for the turn my life would take. I was not prepared for how I would react when I got the call back from the detective about my case. It knocked me on my butt, hard!
It has turned out to be a good thing. I still miss you terribly (ask anyone!!) but your leaving forced me to become more dependent, to realize my recovery and journey wasn’t based on you being there by my side. That I had it in me all along.
Yes, the past few months have really sucked for me. But, this year I have definitely empowered (others) , grown, inspired (others) and thrived. How dare you leave but thank you for that gift!!! 🙂
I hope if you end up seeing this, and that you will say hi (you don’t have to leave a name or e-mail address!!)
Thank you for everything you taught me, especially how to grow without you.
Love always, Super Butterfly Girl
PS. I now know that I want to become a shelter advocate and follow in your footsteps.