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This day is Jan 14 and its the day my book comes out. I am not celebrating, no party and no loved ones to really surprise me. Its really just another day for us all including me. I wish I could say other wise but that’s the reality, but to me I dont need to mark it with a big celebration. I only need to mark it with this breath I am taking. Why? because a few years ago I didn’t even want this breath. So isn’t that an accomplishment I want this breath and am grateful for it now? My life has not changed by financial means or status because of my book as many think. I am still the same Tassie goofy girl that goes red faced. I am still that ordinary girl and as you scroll through these photos you will see her from little to now, how she has evolved through these photos physically but not mentally. You won’t see the depression, you won’t see the physical abuse I endured. You won’t see the financial struggle, the baby loss or my suicide, even though in all these photos there is something hiding behind what we all think is a perfect person as we all post and look at each others photos. Each one of the above struggles exists in these photos that’s why I choose them. I have realised and I hope this is what my book will help remind you all….happiness was never about a degree, or a job, or someone else’s love for me, it was never about my clothes I wear or scars I have. It was never about following in the footsteps of someone, society, a change my body or some 30 day program. It was never about being liked by others. Happiness is always about the discovery, the hope, the listening to your heart and soul. It was about being kinder to yourself and it was always about embracing the person you are and becoming. One day I hope you will all understand that happiness was always about learning how to live with yourself and that your happiness was never in the hands of others. It was always about you. It was always about you. Namaste and gratitude to you all Rhy xo