"After years of putting myself down due to trauma that occurred in childhood and quite a catastrophic life event, my AHA! moment came was when I was forced to leave the comfort of my apartment temporarily to come back home to the very place where my childhood trauma had began. I began to realize that I needed to begin to put myself first and start therapy, and to truly take care of myself so that upon my return home I could take care of my son and husband. To be present. To be grateful, but to always know that no matter what I will always be here for myself. No matter who comes and goes, which emotions ebb and flow, and no matter my circumstances - I am here for myself. My ring is a daily reminder of how I have overcome abuse, my own self-sabotaging behaviors, and to choose myself so that I may be healthy to help others when they need me the most. With all of my health conditions, my ring is a reminder that of all that I continue to persevere and overcome - from physical challenges to mental challenges - and that I always come out on top better, more empathetic and ready to take on my challenges daily. All it takes is one look at my beautiful ring and I am transported to a place of empathy for myself, which I was sorely lacking. I am so very grateful for my continued journey and my beautiful ring."
- Lindsay from Connecticut
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