My entire world fell apart one Christmas day when my dad passed. Prior to his passing, I was made redundant, grief hit me hard that day because apart from mourning my dad I was also mourning the loss of my best friend, Alex and my mother. Everything was ripped away from me in that instant moment and I collapsed to the ground and lay there motionless. Then out of nowhere came these words and a voice that pierced the deepest part of me: “You’ve got this, one day at a time, everything’s going to be alright.” My dad often reminded me that there are seven days in a week and each day brings a new story because life is an adventure.
Today as a psychotherapist, I speak to individuals every day and listen to their personal struggles. I understand that the hardest part of the process is the act of opening up and I know this because I have been there too. I often found myself frustrated by the limitations of traditional treatment and medication, outdated systems, and the stigma surrounding mental and social wellbeing.
I am not sure what it was that prompted me to take the enormous leap of faith into starting Sevenstorys, other than an intuitive knowing that something was missing in my life where I was in a situation that I would be settling for less than what I am capable of. I hope these relatable T shirt stories that I’ve created, will hit home for many. I am only human, and just like you, I struggle daily with my limitations and fears. I see myself as a work in progress, and continually challenge myself to use each story, each day as a platform to evolve into a better being.