I have thought a lot about what my life would be like without the misguidance of medicine. Maybe I would have fought less with my parents or my brother growing up. Maybe I went to my prom or felt accomplished at my high school graduation. Maybe I would have graduated college and started a career based on some interest I chose to pursue. Maybe I wouldn’t have been overweight growing up or have stretch marks today as a reminder. I could have been happy, interested, goal-oriented and confident. I won’t get to know what my life could have been like, but thinking about being anywhere else in my journey right now feels unsuitable and unworthy.
Today, I am where I dream of being. I see the world in this glow where anything is possible. I understand hardships, pain and darkness but I believe in the power of the universe. Something about exploring the earth and the mountains and the oceans, being reminded how big this puzzle of life is. Whatever feels overwhelming or too heavy to escape is only temporary. There is always new opportunity, new paths presented or reevaluated perspective to discover. My new beginning is more valuable than a re-do. I get to live this life, my improved life, knowing every day I created it for myself. I get to experience the kind of light that pierces through the darkness. The colors and the beauty that shimmer in the life I found through storms. To wish away the pieces of my past that led me to my magical present wouldn’t make sense. I didn’t know it at the time, but every ounce of doubt and darkness I once carried with me has allowed for a brighter, more hopeful future. Some might say I was dealt a crappy hand in life, but I found a way to win. There was a time when I wanted to fold, turn in my cards and quit. Now, I win every day. I’m all in and addicted to thriving, learning and growing. My happiness is unstoppable, and to me, my life is unbeatable.
The strength in the relationships I have today with my parents and my brother comes from a long road of loyal, supportive love. Now I can support myself, too. I am so proud of my progress. All the hard work I put into my weight-loss and inner-development. I carry this pride with me as I continue to feel good and take care of my body. Not only have I found passions in life that bring me pure happiness, but it’s become my calling and my mission to share and promote the kind of happiness I believe everyone can find. It is my slogan because it is simply most important to see sparkly. Whatever your life might look like, there is sparkle within you. Access that sparkle, and you have the potential to brighten your life with the most vibrant outlook and uplifting attitude. See sparkly, live sparkly!