“Be brave. Be strong.”
That was my New Year’s resolution for 2018 and it really came to the forefront recently.
I hit a bit of a slump at the start of the year.
Having always been genetically predisposition to bouts of depression and anxiety, it is bound to catch up with me every now and again and I entered the year feeling very far removed from myself, which in turn affected my physical performance. It ended up being a catch 22 because I was not performing how I would like to, which made me feel worse about myself.
You get so used to feeling a certain way and it was only a few days ago that it dawned on me that I have been going through a bout of depression and I remembered my resolution.
The band I love the most, Rise Against, have a song that says “how we survive, is what makes us who we are.”
The thing about life, it inevitably ebbs and flows and emotions come and go, like waves, but how we face these challenges define us.
So today I choose to rise out of the ashes. I choose to be strong. I choose to be brave.
Big thank you to the people in my life who have been there by my side, supporting me through it all.
Vivobarefoot Vivobarefoot South Africa is such an incredible brand of shoe that has kepy me running strong the whole time.
Thank you Ryan Quevauvilliers for taking such an epic photo! Super talented photographer and videographer!