I was pregnant with what I thought was one child at the time and hospitalized with gallstones. It ended up being an emergency surgery to have my gallbladder removed. I was on really strong drugs at the time of the video.
When you’re facing something difficult, complicated and scary, you can look back to a time in your life that was similar and kinda guided you to where you are. All we go through is foreshadowed in other experiences.
After having my kids, I was a surrogate mother. I’ve done seven IVF cycles. It was an amazing experience, but I had to shoot myself with hormones, for longer than a trimester for each of those pregnancies that succeeded.
When I had pulmonary embolisms in 2014, I had to shoot myself with blood thinners. I was already familiar with prepping the needles and had already faced injections.
You never know what you’re going to face until you get through it. But you will. You never know the lesson you need to learn until you’ve finished the trial. In the end, you’re prepared for the next thing. You are absolutely designed for your existence.
You can take your life and try to align it with someone else’s but it won’t match. They were created for their life just as you were created for yours. Your situation will be something that only you can fully relate to. Your road to your destiny is unique to you.
Whatever it is you are facing was designed for you to grow. You’ve been prepared for this. It gives you strength, perspective and a launch pad.
It doesn’t have to be scary. It can be. It can be a stretch. For me, it started with Facebook Live. My stretch was to be in front of the camera. This video was done at a time when I was not looking my best. In sharing who I am, I hope to offer support and show that you are more resilient than you think you are. At the end of the day you get to live your life and be your own cheering section. Everyone else is busy living their lives.
At the end of the video I gave a lecture on love. I challenge you to not be narrow minded and bigoted. The world is at our fingertips. Love it. Be kind and compassionate.
I also talked about the fact that we are not bigger than our destinies. You can’t screw up the plan of your life. You are not that powerful. Don’t let a setback set you back when you are bigger than a situation if you choose to be as amazing as you were created to be.