If you follow me on social media or hear me on podcasts, you probably think I
have it made.
That’s the perception I feel like I’m “supposed” to put out there - that I’m
effortlessly successful, perfectly happy, completely healthy, and mentally
stable all the time. I don’t share my sleepless nights, my fear of failure, or
my struggles with food or alcohol because I don’t want to elicit sympathy or
make it seem like I’m begging for attention.
That said, I’ve been trying to open up more about my struggles privately this
An old friend recently saw my appearance on Starter
Story and reached out.
“Sounds like you’re doing great. I’m so happy for your success!” he said.
I didn’t know where to begin. No, the video didn’t lie. In some ways, I’ve
been incredibly successful in my career thus far.
But it didn’t tell the whole story either.
2023 has been the hardest in my life so far, both personally and professionally. And yet, it’s been the year in which I’ve learned the most as well.
In the interest of transparency, I thought it might be helpful to open up and be vulnerable about my struggles this year in the latest post on my blog.