When I look back at the person I was 5 years ago, I thank the universe for steering me away from her. If you were to tell me 5 years ago that I would be healthy, happy, running my own business, and encouraging others to chase their dreams—I would have laughed.

Five years ago, I was a very negative person. I was suffering from crippling anxiety and depression and I took that out on everyone around me. I can remember days where all I did was lay in bed and ask the universe, “why me? Why can’t I just have an easy life like everyone else? Why can’t I just be happy?”

I spent most of my time alone and unhappy. I didn’t care much about anyone but myself and I barely did that. I didn’t have goals or dreams or aspirations. I figured I would end up working some mediocre job, following the motions of day to day life, and just being average.

I thought that was all I was worth, and I wasn’t sure how to change that mind set, so I never tried. The day I discovered the law of attraction was the day that I changed my life.

Scrolling through Netflix, which seemed to be about all I do these day, I discovered a documentary called “The Secret.” This is a must watch. The idea that simply envisioning something I wanted could make it a reality struck me as sort of crazy, but I had nothing left to lose!

I started out simple, every morning when I woke up I looked myself in the mirror and said, “I AM happy, and no events that occur today can change that.” I began putting the energy that I wanted to receive back out into the world.

Slowly but surely that is the energy that I started to draw in. I found myself surrounded with more positive people who were encouraging me to be the best version of myself. I was more focused on self-growth, positive self-imagine, and a healthy lifestyle.

I practiced meditation, affirmations, and daily self-growth processes. Its was like a set of domino’s. By simply planting a small seed of positivity each morning, my whole life began to improve.

The universe called out to me and screamed YOU DESERVE MORE. So, I began to create a life that I love. My advice to you is, let your dreams change your reality. Don’t let your reality change your dreams. The universe has your back, you just have to listen.