I struggle from depression and anxiety and I have panic attacks a lot. It’s hard but it’s something you learn to live with. The reason my depression and anxiety got so bad is because when I was younger I became the victim of bullying. I became the victim of bullying at a dance studio. I had started at the dance studio in a really dark time in my life. I had lost both my grandparents and my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma and was given 4 months to live. I was going through a tremendous amount of loss, and it was hard. I had lost my faith for a while. I stopped going to church and Sunday school. I didn’t really know what I was thinking but it was hard the girl that everyone was always talking about or talking to.
My mission is truly to spread kindness to everyone I meet. After having survived a bullying event that almost took my life I now know that God’s plan for me was far bigger than I could have ever imagined. I defied the odds and have accomplished things that I never thought were possible and even though there are things that that remain that I deal with everyday and things that I will never be able to do as a result, I am determined to use my life to make things better for those around me.