My Lent Journey

Usually I fast during this time, and I’m really good at sticking with it. It’s only been about a week since Ash Wednesday, and I’m ready to give up already. Day after day something comes in and tries to distract me from my journey. After saying my prayers this morning, I just often wonder is He hearing me? I so badly want to put away the old me, the scared me, the weary me, and the crazy me. I want to embrace a new way of thinking and living, but it’s like life won’t let me. Every corner I turn there awaits, disappointment, mediocre, not good enough, and you are to far gone. Hoping during this Lent season, some new doors will open for me and for once I can see on the other side. Does life really have to be this hard?? No, I don’t believe it does. Maybe I’m expecting to much, but I thought that’s what I need to do. Have high hopes and dreams. Instead I live afraid, anxious, and sad a lot. It just can’t go on like this, something has to give. Stay tuned………

Ms. Fran

Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

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