I Will Fear No More
by Linda Meredith
This time last year I made this post on FB accompanied by a meme that said "I'm Alive" - loving FB memories - "10 years ago I could barely walk, I had minimal speech, but I was alive. As I sat at my computer, discovering FB I was excited and terrified all at once.
Excited that I could use it to have an outlet for my voice and help others, but terrified that I’d never have a life again. Today after gym I stopped and just felt so incredibly thankful that my life has progressed from needing a full time carer and my brain function is returning well.
Sometimes we face mountains that truly do seem insurmountable, but if we’re prepared to have a goal bigger than ourselves our life can help transform the lives of others.
Simply being able to feel I’m alive can give you hope and determination to take one next step."
At that stage the closest I could come to understanding what was wrong with me was a acquired brain injury with a diagnosis of MDD - Major Depressive Disorder, and I had crippling anxiety attacks.
I'M SO EXCITED this year because so much has changed and is changing! I studied and became Australias first Certified Trauma Recovery Coach. I absorbed all the Scientific Information I could on Complex Ptsd and developed Trauma Informed Movement which has been a massive game changer in my mental health. I've begun coaching people around the world as all the bits came together, I conquered doing FB Lives and ended doing a lot to help others (over 300 of them!) and Now the biggest, best of all event is in the process of happening... But you'll have to wait for the announcement as I work on the back end of it.
There is NO way on this earth I'd be as well as I am or becoming as well as I am without a personal relationship with the Lord. Why? He's directed my footsteps all the way. There's no way I'd be where I am without the incredible love and support of my kids, Joshua, Chloe & Nicholas, whom I love and would walk on water for. Those that follow know we are not a perfect family but we do life together in a beautiful mess with love. My besties Karen, Glenda and Sonja I love without fault and have my back through the incredible challenges I've faced. PLUS my community at The Rock Christian Church are life's true treasure trove of people who love unconditionally and are truly supportive through all of life.
And for ALL of my fb family around the world that gets bigger every single year I love and appreciate every single one of you! Life done with y'all is beyond brilliant, funny, loving and so much more because we do real life together!
Here's to the new adventures this next year will bring!
Blessings and dreams,