I am sharing below what I have learned through my health setback & trials. In turn, my hope is that you learn something as a result. I am certain my trials weren't in vain and rather, purposeful. By sharing what I have gone through, I have to believe I am reaching some of your hearts, minds & spirits. I am hoping I have taught each and every one of you something about faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, perseverance, endurance, hope, determination and grit. I desperately want you to learn from my health crisis and illness so that some of you can avoid the pitfalls that I was unable to at the time. I never want anyone to go through what I did and therefore, it is my responsibility to share, be honest and educate all of you. God Bless! I have learned that God is in charge every step of the way....not me.
I have learned to be deliberate and take action in every area of my life because it all goes by so quickly. If you want something to happen, make it happen now - do not wait.
I have learned to appreciate the small things - Time with my dog, being able to walk along the lake, laughing hysterically with a girlfriend, being kissed on the forehead by my boyfriend, hugging my mother and all of those simple day to day occurrences that before I got sick, I took for granted.
I have learned to be kind to everyone...mostly myself.
I have learned to put my health first.
I have learned that being brave and leaping/loving someone is worth it....even if it means getting my heart broken. It sure beats fear.
I have learned to trust my gut instinct every single time....every day of the week.
I have learned that I do not have to try so hard with people who truly love me. Love does not have to be earned.
I have learned that you really are what you eat. Food Matters & can change your health.
I have learned how to accept love.
I have learned patience through healing.
I have learned how to be my authentic self & adore 'myself'.
I have learned that being Vegan is so much more than 'food'. It's a lifestyle, community & environmental movement. I am blown away by what Veganism has taught me about the intelligence of animals. I respect their lives so much and pray for their pain. Yes, I have cheated here & there with dairy but I am a Vegan at heart.
I have learned to let go of all toxicity in my life. I have learned that I want to significantly contribute to the world by making an impact via social media. It is a part of my calling & God's Will in my life.
I have learned that our words matter greatly.
I have learned that I know more than several of the doctors I have consulted with about my health condition. You genuinely need to follow your own path to healing - whatever that may be - it is critical that you honor it. Honor yourself .
I have learned that I am worth it - My health is worth fighting for and I can care less about the naysayers. I now feel sorry for them. I am thrilled about what I am contributing to the world through this trial & those I love.
I have learned that it is time to change my story and my hope is that all of you will transition with me. If you have questions regarding my health you can refer to this website. I will no longer be answering questions about my 2010-2011 journey as I am in the process of letting it go. Thank for you respecting my decision.
I have learned that without God - without my faith in Him - I am absolutely nothing.
Thank you to all of you for reading my posts, blogs and articles. I am healing and one day soon, I will be back on top but completely transformed by this process. I cannot wait for that day & it's becoming a reality ever slowly.
Girl Gone Vegan, Kelly Lynn
P.S. The song below - Dancing in The Mindfields - is a running theme via my website as I have posted it before. I relate to this song on every level (except the first couple of lyrics..haha). I am dancing in the mindfields and it's been a beautiful experience. This song melts me.