I’m happy that in the last few years mental health seems to be much less taboo, people are much more comfortable discussing it socially and privately. I’ve never been shy about my own personal struggles with mental health (depression, anxiety, and PTSD) but something I’ve always had a problem with is self-care.
After years of me saying, “no way”, my friend Jenna finally convinced me to participate in a half marathon. I have never been shy about not enjoying running, the runner’s high doesn’t exist for me and the only joy I get from running is when I know it’s over. I have ZERO desire to do a full marathon, and even though everything went wrong and it didn’t go as I planned, I earned this medal and will forever treasure it.