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Three Years ago, I would have cried.

Today, I took an 8 hour drive to talk in front of 80+ students for 20 minutes.

and it's only Tuesday...

This is something I didn't think I would ever do. Nah. Not me.

Not the little girl who put herself in the corner and has forgotten to take herself out, or even realize she's allowed to stand up and walk away-

Three years ago- I would have cried. I would have screamed and ran-

but today.... I got more hugs than I've had in, I can't remember how long-

Today, I received more love than I have ever been given.

And what a milestone of a Tuesday it has been.

To think.... I almost killed myself. I was at a point in my life, where I genuinely thought the world was a better place without me in it...

and today, I can sincerely say- I would have missed this incredible experience if I would have.

The world would have missed me. Just like the world would miss you- And the world is NOT a better place without us in it.

The world NEEDS US to make it a better place-

Suicide is a Permanent solution to a temporary problem.


you really have no idea what's coming up next-


because if this is your worst- that means the BEST is still yet to come!

and no matter how bad it may be pouring, we both know it can't rain forever-

In celebration of our #LOVEYOURSELFIE2020

Which will be held on February 9th, 2020 and hosted at Aveda Institute Tampa Bay we will be posting a FACE A DAY.

Every single day, we are faced with something new. A new diversity, a new challenge- a new victory.

And every single day- we grow.

80% of the success is showing up- The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.

Join us for the #LOVEYOURSELFIE2020 event you can register now at

PC: Adela Hittell if you would like to be involved or you would like to donate a gift of services or sponsorship, your help is greatly appreciated- please visit: — at Aveda Institute Tampa Bay. — at Aveda Institute Tampa Bay.

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