This is the third year in a row that we have created awesomeness! Upon reflection, this year was the best one yet. I am still glowing with happiness and gratitude. I am thankful for all my friends who came together to make this night magnificent. From make-up artists, models, singers, comedians, MCs, a great DJ and countless others made this night magical. The one development that I felt was impacting was the amount of youth that attended, thanks to a young lady named Sam Stringer. She calls me a hero, I call her fabulous. She rallied the youth from Esquimalt school and ensured to get as many of her friends out as possible to a celebration that invokes acceptance, empathy and understanding for those with a mental health condition.
What inspires me? Please go to this link and listen to my speech and I will tell you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqR4Z4B4Peo&feature=youtu.be
I have a good life, a great life actually, and even though I have my ups and downs, disappointments and triumphs – we all do. I am content in knowing that I am made the way that I am and I am perfect as God made me. A mental illness is not defining, really it is not even a big deal to me anymore. However, it really was when I was sick and needed support. It is so vital that we are there for our loved ones and for those in society as a whole who have a mental health condition.
After all is said and done, I think about my mother. How strong she was to survive all these years and has now found peace in a support sytem that carries her through. I cherish my step father that loves her endlessly and accepts her as she is – totally and completley. I desire the same in a partner. 🙂 My entire family means the world to me and I am lucky to be surrounded with so much love.
Well, I am anticipating what next year will being. We want to switch it up a little! I don't want to say too much as that will just have to be a surprise!