Lots of scenes from over the past three years in Alaska! The photos are in no particular order. Most are taken in Sitka, but some are from Juneau and other towns in the interior.
Well hello there. It has definitely been a while since I have written on this blog, and I'm not sure when I'll be on again. I have set some goals to write on here more often because writing is something I love and is a cathartic way to help me process life.
I decided to get on here today because I have a lot of people I want to thank for being "there for me." I am extremely blessed to have such a strong, well-rounded support system and as much as I like to think I can get through this roller-coaster of life as a "strong, independent woman," having this support has me feeling grateful I don't need to go through it alone.
These past six months or so have been particularly rough for me. My heart was broken, my confidence was shattered, my health took a backseat, and I felt despondent and lost.
I cried a lot. I ate a lot. I drank a lot. I reverted back to places I shouldn't have gone. I was in a bad place.
But lucky for me, I have an amazing family and absolutely wonderful friends. They have picked me up -multiple times. They have helped guide me back to healthy choices, a better mindset, and even put some smiles on my face.
I can hardly express how grateful I am for each and every one of you. Each of you have your unique ways of lifting my spirits. I'm grateful for the tough love when I need it, the hugs, the visits, the phone calls, the texts, the kitchen dance parties, the invites to do things outside of work and sleep. From friends who are thousands of miles away, to just down the street, you all mean the world to me.
I am in such a better place than I was a couple of months ago. I am back on track with my health, attitude, outlook on life, and I'm ready to take on what's next.
So, thank you, from the deepest depths of my soul, I am grateful for each and every one of you.
My name is Shoshauna. I'm a proud feminist and loyal cheesehead. I love fiercely and am passionately trying to accomplish my dreams.