Everyone has a story. Everyone has a purpose in this life. Find joy in the journey of finding your story and sharing it with the world. I’m still on my journey…but I’m loving every minute of finding myself and where I belong.
My life has recently gone through a total 360. It all started December 2015 when I had my first seizure. I wasn’t quite sure what was going on inside my brain, but it sucked every ounce of life out of me. It stole my positivity. It made me bitter. It crushed my passion and left me lifeless. After a little divine intervention, I finally got to the right doctor and received the diagnosis of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. I was left unable to drive for 6 months…stuck in the house and feeling the winter blues. I was totally drained. I was falling asleep by 6 almost every night. So weak, walking up the stairs to bed wore me out. The headaches brought my head to my hands.
Who am I today? I am celebrating 1 year seizure free! I’m an old soul who finds joy listening to my parent’s old records. I close my eyes and hold tight to the music flowing through my soul. I have an obsession with coffee mugs, tea cups, and water bottles. If you want to win over my heart, buy me a cup…or complement my children. I have two beautiful boys who make my world go round. My husband is my best friend. I love fashion deep down in my heart. Putting outfits together and mixing casual and classy is my favourite style. I love the hot, summer sun; but I feel the most joy in a Cincinnati, autumn afternoon. I laugh until I cry. I workout just to eat junk food. I am so in love with my job working for a local family magazine. Whole Foods is my playground. I thrive off of peace and positivity. I run on red bull, toddler kisses, and Bravo Tv.
Life draws us back…holds us there with the tension in the bow…aims at something far in the distance…way bigger than we can even imagine…and just like that we are an arrow shot into the dark. My arrow hasn’t hit the target yet. I am simply flying through the air enjoying the ride.
I’ve found a true joy in writing. Maybe that’s where my arrow lands? In a story book all of my own. Thank you journals of the world for reminding me to take a moment from life to reflect and tell my story.
You can find a few of my stories at www.ddotts.com. I hope to add more in the near future. I live my life in photographs on Instagram @ddotts_ Come follow me on my journey of finding my purpose…my calling, my target.
– Shelbie Todd