Three years have passed between New Year 2016 and New Year 2019. These were the last time I felt strong in myself and confidently optimistic about my ability to strive into the year ahead, and the first time since.
Three years ago, I simply couldn’t imagine being where I am now. Given my recent trauma (little did I know there were still two cases of harassment to follow) I had certainly written off any possibility of getting married, buying a house was far from my mind and children seemed a dream away.
New Year 2016 was just before I hit rock bottom, the eye of the storm as I rallied from abuse and assault before plunging into deep depression just a month later.
The Power of Hindsight
That same month I met my husband and, as I have said before, without his intervention I hate to think what might have been the outcome.
The sound advice given to mental health suffers is to NOT make any life changing decisions.
I was suicidal and got married
Bought a house whilst struggling with depression
Had anxiety and had a baby
None of these actions where taken lightly, a lot of consideration went into each and a lot of love, peace and healing was gained.
I have been incredibly blessed.