I'm here in the airport on my way home, and it is first time I've really had a few minutes to process all that I've been a part of the last 5 days. It is really surreal actually. I could talk to you about all of the cool announcements, the freaking hilarious moments, the mouse in our house , the like 12 times I cried, or even show you some of the sweet new digs I scored....but, while all of that is great this picture means so much more to me.
I'm betting you see a bunch of sweaty chicks, and maybe think oh there's Blaine knocking out another workout. (still weird that I workout) And yes I did slay an awesome workout in the streets of Indy with 25,000 of my closest friends But let's talk more about what you can't "see" in this picture....
I see a woman who defeated a drug addiction.
I see a woman who dug so deep and held on tight to the love around her to pull herself out of extreme post partum depression.
I see multiple women who have wrangled with suicidal thoughts.
I see women who are healing from chains of emotional eating and food addiction.
I see women who have learned to love themselves for exactly who they are right at this very moment.
And those are just the tip of the iceberg of these women's stories. I see them/us, I see our journeys, and I stand proud beside them because I honestly cannot imagine where I would be in my life without having them to link arms with and grow stronger alongside of. .
Life is hard. It comes with some pretty effing hard struggles at times, but wanna know what's even harder? Going through those things alone! .
I believe in my heart, we have to get surrounded. With the right people and do life together. I'm thankful everyday for learning that lesson, for finding this community, and for the gift to introduce you to this family that can be yours too