Who is Shannon?

Who am I?  This is a question I have asked myself for years.  I am a woman.  I am a wife and I am a mom.  Today, I have discovered that I am SO MUCH MORE.  I am a daughter and a sister. I am strong.  I am confident.  I am empowered.  I am unstoppable. I am intelligent.  I am kind.  I am compassionate. I am determined.  I am free spirited.  I am healthy.  I am beautiful. I am reliable. I am inspiring.  I am appreciative. I am adventerous.  I am generous.  I am respectful. I am efficient. I am creative. I am outgoing. I AM ME!  It took me many years to learn who I am and I love who I am.  I am a good woman and I am proud of who I am today.  I have released all judgement that comes my way.  I am happy and content.  I am a loner and a wanderer.  I like this about me.  I am never alone because I am my own best friend.  I am at peace with my thoughts and that inner voice. I silence those negative thoughts and remind myself that I am worthy and loved.

The reason I have started this blog is to inspire.  Not brag about me and my adventures.  I want to teach you that life can begin at any moment.  For years I was known as “Mikes wife.” I had no identity and I hid in the shadow of my husband and children. I used to think that people didn’t know my name.  I had to fight for me.  I had to fight to become the woman I am today.  Not fight people, I had to fight the voice and feeling of unworthiness. I had to fight the mirror and the image I did not like looking back at me. I had to fight the gossip and whispering. Depression is crippling and so many people do not understand it. It’s not something that someone can just snap out of.

Well, I made it!  I no longer exist, I’M ALIVE.  I love life and I live it everyday.  My blog is about stepping out of your comfort zone.  Do something crazy (not life threatening).  Make that bucketlist and start at the top.  It’s not too late to start your life over.

Much love,