A Quick Story About Me: Happy Fridayโฃ๏ธ



Up early this Friday morning, today, I will finish cleaning my last 3 houses ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ before I go on a 2 week paid vacation courtesy of meโ€ฆ๐Ÿ’ฐ

I’m super excited I can barely sleep, ready to get this day over with ๐Ÿ˜
I’m so proud of myself and the person I have become in my business, life, relationship, and it’s the best feeling in the world! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸพThanks to Godโ€ฆ

And to ๐Ÿค” think almost 3 years ago, I wanted to end it all; I was tired, fed up, depressed, confused, an alcoholic, and a fool who didn’t have anything together!

Yes, I looked the part, but deep inside, I was hiding painful secrets. I was keeping inside all the things that happened to me as a child, a teen, and these things interfered with my adult life.

I was a belligerent drunk and an unclassy woman who let depression take over my life! Some days my business suffered, other days, my marriage. I didn’t know if I was coming or goingโ€ฆ

But Nowโ€ฆโ€ฆ..after getting the help I needed, after being honest with myself, after taking responsibility for my actionsโ€ฆ

I have blossomed into this beautiful work of art that God created me to be๐Ÿฆ‹
I no longer blame others; I no longer hide behind the makeup, alcohol, pocketbooks, the clothes, and shoes!

I’m happy, confident, courageous, and at peace!! My marriage is good, my household is good; my son is goodโ€ฆhell, I’m good!!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

Life is worth living, and I intend on living it with a grateful heart, so today I will knock out these 3 houses and start my vacation without a care in the world!!!

This story isn’t to bragโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜ok, just a little, but I tell you this story because no matter how things look in your life right now, you can overcome all that was meant to break you!!!

Take responsibilityโ€ฆ
Stop lying to yourselfโ€ฆ.
Get the help you know you needโ€ฆ

Life isn’t trying to kill you, but you kill yourself daily by holding on to a life that’s destroying who you are meant to be!!! Shed the old you, and see what’s underneath, I promise you won’t be disappointed!!!! โค๏ธ

Need extra help with this, or want to learn how I was able to overcome:

Text, DM, or email ๐Ÿ’Œ me
I’m ready when you are; stop hiding behind toxic relationships, alcohol, depression, and makeup!!!!!

{This pic was taken 3 years ago, when I was hiding} Don’t continue to let this be youโ€ฆ

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Transformation Coach/Mentor
To women who suffer from mental health issues, helping them regain their confidence to uplevel their success in life, relationships & business.

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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