I just wanted to take a moment to celebrate each and every one of you who have taken the time to come alongside me during this difficult time in my life.
I cannot tell you what this means to me.
I suffer from social phobia and am a near recluse. One of my Spark goals is to overcome this disabling fear of being in the public eye and of having relationships with people.
When I found the "Where are YOU walking to?" Spark group, it was literally as though someone threw me a lifesaver. For the first time I am getting out in the sunshine and walking at least three times each week. It is only on my street, but it is outside. I haven't done this in 12 years.
I have a gym membership, but it became difficult to keep the schedule because of lack of sleep. The only time I felt comfortable going to the gym was in the wee hours of the morning when no one was there. I might see one person when I was coming or going, but for the most part, I could exercise by myself without anyone seeing me...except the cameras of course.
And this is the hardest thing I've ever admitted online.
SO thank you to you all. You are amazing people who give me courage and hope that I can indeed beat this thing and get my life back.