This is what a service dog looks like.❤️ Lola has been my emotional support dog for a year. Though she doesn’t listen to everything I say to her. She knows when I don’t feel okay. One night, Austin was being funny and yelling at me. And Lola jumped in front of me and barked at him till he stopped. There have been times when I’m crying, she will come and sit in my lap and let me rub her. Or she will come right up to my shoulder and lay her head on me. She will lay with me till I feel okay.
I’m not only my Dog’s protector, but she’s mine. ❤️ I honestly don’t know where I’d be without her. I’m thankful for her, and how she senses my panic attacks and when I’m depressed. She makes life a little easier. ❤️
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Most of us can identify certain turning points in our lives that sent us down a new path. For Jessica, there were four that came all at once. ⠀
1. Her dog, Bella, suddenly lost function of her back legs⠀
2. Jessica was diagnosed with Lyme Disease⠀
3. Undergoing surgery for a wrist injury ⠀
4. And the acceptance that she was experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout and needed to make some changes for her well-being. ⠀
These events changed her life for the better. To persevere, she ran the Chicago Marathon on Bella's behalf and as a charity runner for Team Paws. She came to recognize her unhappiness and burnout from bartending, working late nights, and battling anxiety/depression from drinking. Wrist surgery forced her to step away from bartending and stopped drinking after being diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Jessica then committed herself to a yin yoga and meditation practice and began learning about Buddhism. Change isn’t easy, but when we come out on the other side of it, we often see how incredibly necessary it was. As Jessica says, it’s important “to make the connection between negative experiences becoming a catalyst for positive growth." Find out more about Jessica only at patyl.com
So as some of you know due to recent post I recently came out as pansexual. And at first it was all about screaming at the top of my lungs "I'M GAY" and sending the gayest love memes to my lover . Well the spell wore off when i stepped away from the screen and faced reality. I came out to some friends and though many congratulated me and applaud my courage some told me that my sexuality wasnt real. Another burden I faced was when I went to meet my lover in person,we met on tinder, the anxiety I faced was unreal. Coming myself down was uncanny. The next struggle was when my 12 year old nephew payed a visit and jokingly called me gay, not knowing that it is indeed the truth. Now I am not out to my family yet...and my mother's reaction showed me I do not want ro come out . she said that I am far from gay. And that he shouldn't even joke like that. Since coming out ive had a lot of anxiety and it's been really hard but i have an amazing support system.
I'm writing this to let you guys know, love is love. It's taken me forever to accept this portion of myself. And it's okay if others don't. It's all about self love. And it's okay to come out TO YOURSELF FIRST! you don't have to come out to your family if you don't want to, that's something i never understood and I am so sorry.
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