I’m Stronger Than I Was 5 Years Ago

I got the idea for this post because I had my music on shuffle, Kelly Clarkson you’re a babe. Thanks for the blog inspo!

Anyway if you follow me on Twitter, things have been slightly up and down for me, especially the last 6 months. For various reason which I won’t go into I was struggling with my mental health, however I’ve given myself a bit of a wake up call. We all vent on social media at some point in our lives, I tend to vent in my blog posts too, I mean we all need an outlet don’t we?

Lately I’ve been looking back on where I was around 5 years ago, if you know me, you will know that I have had a massive struggle with anxiety, depression and agoraphobia. It is a battle that I continue to fight to this day, but I am in a much better place than I was, but it is one of those things that is a never ending struggle.

Going through that journey honestly got me to my lowest point ever, I mean I don’t think I could have got any lower, my motivation for life was severely lacking but I was lucky to have my husband, because honestly I don’t know what I would have done without him. Yes I had days where I didn’t even want to get out of bed, let alone put up this big fight. 

However I’m the kind of person that believes that you’re only dealt with what you can deal with. Even though at the time I didn’t realise it, it was a struggle, it was a battle I had to have with myself.

There is a reason for my post which I will get to.

We all have strength inside of us, we are all stronger than we realise, especially when we have no other choice. At the time when I was fighting with my mental health, the only option I really had was to get down to my lowest point and try to build myself back up again. We can all have times where we are quick to tell ourselves that we can’t do it, or we aren’t strong enough to do something but incredibly slow on the uptake to tell ourselves we are strong as hell and can take on the world.

Over the last 5 years, I’ve had the chance to learn so much about myself, about my emotions, about who I am as a person and also be able to deal with things from my past. Something which I would never have done before. I was the kind of person that brushed it under the rug and hope for the best basically. That mountain got so big due to certain issues, it basically came crashing down.

I’m beyond excited for where my future is now going to go and what exciting times are ahead. Yes there might be bad days, but do you know what, I’m prepared for that.

It’s time for me to show the world that I am a force to be reckoned with – and so are you!

When you’re feeling like you’re not strong enough, trust me you are and that strength you need is inside of you!

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20 Comments

  1. 26/01/2018 / 11:09 am

    Fabulous post lovely! I’m so pleased to see you’re feeling stronger now than ever 🙂 xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      26/01/2018 / 3:58 pm

      Thank you so much angel, so glad you liked the post too! xxxx

  2. 26/01/2018 / 1:37 pm

    Reflection time is so important and my mum is forever telling me to do this! You are such a lovely person and I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to get to know you through blogging. Can’t wait to see where the next 5 Years take you!!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      26/01/2018 / 4:00 pm

      It’s important to reflect sometimes, but it’s about finding the time to reflect! Awh thank you so much angel, the feeling is so mutual, and I hope one day we can finally meet each other! xxxx

  3. Rebecca Greenway
    26/01/2018 / 5:52 pm

    Amazing post. Deffo needed this today x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/01/2018 / 2:16 pm

      Always here if you need a chat my angel! xxxxx

  4. 26/01/2018 / 10:01 pm

    It is so incredible how much a person can change and grow in a short amount of time. Keep pushing and growing! xxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/01/2018 / 2:16 pm

      I totally agree, we all have strength inside of us, life takes time, but it is all worth it in the end! xxxxx

  5. 27/01/2018 / 10:29 am

    Awh Amie what a gorgeous post! It’s great to look back every now and again and realise how far we’ve come because in the moment, we often don’t think about it. I’ve had a struggle with anxiety for, oh about 6 years now (I genuinely can’t belive it’s been that long) and I still can’t believe where I am compared to where I used to be – both good and bad – but we have to learn to just soldier on and recognise how well we’ve done xxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/01/2018 / 2:20 pm

      I think growth happens, we all have good and bad days, life isn’t linear, we will always go up and down, but it’s important to recognise the small victories that we all have had! Look back really helps us grow as people and realise that the struggles we go through mould us as people! xxxx

  6. 27/01/2018 / 2:15 pm

    You are so brave. So strong. I am so proud of you! You are my inspiration, love you so much XXX

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/01/2018 / 2:21 pm

      Legit just sobbed at this comment. I love you so much! xxxxxx

  7. 28/01/2018 / 8:31 am

    A lovely inspiring post!! Full of positive vibes! Lots of love!! Xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      28/01/2018 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you so much angel, that really means a lot! xxxxx

  8. 28/01/2018 / 1:13 pm

    I really love this blog post babe, it’s such a personal wonderful insight into what has happened in your life. Five years ago for me, wow let’s just say I didn’t think at all I would be where I am now. I love this idea for a blog post! Thank you for sharing 🌸💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    http://www.alishavalerie.com | http://www.twitter.com/alishavalerie

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      28/01/2018 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much angel! I really appreciate it! It is so important to take a look back at your life and see how far you have come! You will surprise yourself! xxxx

  9. 29/01/2018 / 10:29 am

    I am so so proud of you, you are incredible and don’t ever think anything differently ❤️

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      29/01/2018 / 10:58 am

      Thank you so much angel, it means the world to me! xxxxx

  10. Amy
    30/01/2018 / 7:04 pm

    It’s so great that you’re feeling stronger and so confident! You go girl! 💖

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      31/01/2018 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you so much darling, it means a lot! xxxx

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