Feeling like Cinderella in this dress from @shopsugarlips. Use code “CHRISSIE15” for 15% off! DISCLAIMER: I photoshopped this, and the castle is from Disney Paris!
“Dare to dream” is one of the theme/lesson derived from the movie Cinderella— this quote never really held much power to me until I started developing various chronic health conditions.
Due to my various childhood traumas, I always struggled with having the courage to “dream.” I developed a mindset that nothing good would ever happen to me. Thus, dreaming and hoping for something would lead to more disappointments.
Despite that, living with chronic pain really requires a strong mindset, so “dare to dream” became a motto that I’ve been trying to live by for these past 7 years. Years ago, I envisioned that by 26, I would already built a career that I really love. However, my chronic illnesses have forced me to put these dreams on hold over and over again.
Little by little, I started to develop new dreams—I dreamt that I’ll eventually find the proper treatment where I get to fully manage the pain, become independent again, and capable of working to support myself. I held on to that dream and hope whenever I encountered a new physician or faced a different/new treatment plan. And year after year, this dream became more distant to me. Recently, I started to feel pretty drained out, anxious, and depressed over either treatment plans that don’t work or physicians telling me that they didn’t know how to provide me with further medical help/assistance. I found myself becoming more and more afraid in continuing to dream—“how dare I put myself in major disappointments by having such dreams in the first place” is the evil voice that’s been lingering inside my head. The more I tried to fight off these negative thoughts, the more depressed I felt. & that’s when I realized that it’s OKAY to just accept and feel how I feel even when those feelings aren’t positive! I am human, and it’s impossible for me to be positive all the times. So if you find yourself feeling under the weather or going through similar health struggles, just know that you’re not alone, and I'm here to listen!
Adding the not-so-secret secret Hollywood swing to my list of favorite swings. Swipe to see my collection from LA, Paris, to San Francisco- which one is your favorite city🤔? #willtravelforswings#molllifiedit
I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops
I can't take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally....
Ля-Ля-Ля... 😜❤️🌈 #gocoolteam#lovecalifornia