In March 2020, my life abruptly changed. Losing my identity and control over my body has been the most humbling experience as of yet. Within two years, I lost my health, strength, energy and watched my body change. The most excruciating part was the powerlessness and ever-present pain.
But there’s beauty in pain called growth. I learned to slow down, listen to my body, and accept the changes. I learned to love myself and treat myself with love. In the complete powerlessness, I found my strength, and as a phoenix rising from the ashes, I’m ready to rebuild my life for the better. At my own pace.
This micro diary reflects on my life path as a loving reminder to myself that I cannot let the fear of failure or perceptions of others run the cause of my life. Reflecting on the process of returning to my true self, reestablishing my identity, and unleashing my full potential.