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First Steps

This entry is my very first blog post. This blog is something I wanted to create for a year. Then, COVID-19 happened, life changed, my family struggled, I struggled, and I put it all on the back burner for later. I don't regret putting it on pause; I would do it again if I had the choice. However, I realize that I am fortunate to have a later. There has been so much loss collectively due to COVID-19 over the past year. It made me begin to process and understand what a gift I have, to still have time.

Honestly, I had plans. Post-graduation (December, 2019), I planned to write a parenting resiliency book; to become a writer. I planned to continue to work with adolescents/young-adults to prevent suicide. I wanted to start a blog and a website. I wanted to create something that would make a difference, start a non-profit. COVID-19 played its role, of course, but I let the fear of the unknown hinder my dreams by not beginning.

So, here I am. all of me; the learning, the trials, the failures, my fears, all the re-tries, feelings of uncertainty, hope, excitement, overcoming, feelings of triumph, the successes, the growth, making a difference, and the gratitude for all of it. I have an excellent tribe of people who support me. They cheer me on, listen to my ideas and give me honest feedback. I couldn't do it without them. I also couldn't do it without me. It takes forward motion to find the courage, to believe in my abilities, and discard the fears. I am taking this first step by creating The Resilient Advocate blog, website, and Instagram account.

Thank you for reading my post. I am excited to continue my journey towards being my best me, challenging myself, making a difference, and hopefully helping you along your journey. We all have many life experiences that contribute to who we are today. I am looking forward to sharing some of mine with you.

Lisa





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