I’ve been hurt.
I’ve been abused.
I’ve been angry.
I used to sit around and feel sorry for myself.
I’ve wanted to give up.

But then I decided my past did not define my future. And I was sick of feeling so much darkness. I wanted to be happy… so I changed.

I’m 29, from a small town in Manitoba, Canada. I’m in a healthy, loving relationship and have a beautiful teenaged step-daughter and a furbaby named Buster. My family and friends are my world. I enjoy music, writing, reading, gardening, crosswords and exercising. Hobbies involve ice fishing in the winter and camping in the summer.

I was not always this blessed or happy. I grew up in a broken home, poor, molested by my father, which lead to drug and alcohol abuse and an abusive relationship. In 2012, my life would forever change… I met a man who would show me I was worth love which began my healing process and I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder type 2.

Here I will share with you my most painful moments, lots of life lessons, my poetry and my latest reading material. I want to help end the stigma around Mental Illness, show you how you can heal from your demons, help you find yourselves and how to live a happy and fulfilled life. I want to share with you what I have learned through my pain, mistakes and heartbreak. You are not your illness. You deserve happiness. You are worthy. You are #1.

Come with me on this journey of finding stability and sobriety.

Thanks for reading.