I created this blog after enduring a lengthy battle with many trials and troubles strewn along the path of my short life. From an ongoing battle with depression since I was 15 years old, experiences with being bullied, and the emotional abuse of a toxic relationship, there has been a long battle that I wasn’t entirely sure I’d win. But I don’t want my story to be useless. I don’t want my story to go untold. For years I was silent, but my mind was a violent rage of screaming waves that will hide behind a mask no longer. I have grown weary of the silence. Your mind is loud enough to break that silence, you just have to let it.
So what does it mean to become Shatterproof? Becoming Shatterproof is using your pain and trials to become stronger than whatever or whoever it is that is trying to bring you down. You are stronger than those who hurt you, and you are strong enough to get through whatever it is you are going through. There is always a way to fight, there is always a way to survive. And not only that, there is a way to thrive; to live your life to the fullest despite everything that is thrown your way.
By telling you my story of how I realized I was stronger than these trials, I am going to share with you exactly how I became Shatterproof. How my heart overcame the depression that still tries to wage war whenever it can. A story of imperfection and mistakes turned to beauty and strength. Don’t in any way feel sorry for me or express pity, for that is not the purpose of my story. My purpose is to help you all get through, because if I can make it, I know you can to.
So let me know if you have questions. Read my story and feel free to share yours. Join me in the journey of becoming Shatterproof; I promise you, it is worth it. The joy and strength in knowing you are so much more than what you have gone through is a gift I have been given, and I want to share that with you.