Turning 30 - What Has It Taught Me?
Wow, I turned 30 last week and what a rollercoaster 30 years it has been!
If you've read my story over on the Gemz By Emz blog then you'll know that my childhood right through to my late teens was a tough time for me, mentally, physically and emotionally. As I sit here writing this post and looking back on what I have overcome, who I have become and what I have achieved, I feel very proud and very strong! It's amazing what self development, self love, faith and cutting shitty people out ...of your life can do for your life.
Going from anxiety ridden 24/7 and suffering from depression and self hate triggered from my vitiligo and bullying, I am now the happiest I've ever been. I am anxiety and depression free, my mindset and outlook on life has completely changed, I'm confident, content, positive, truly happy, I dont give a shit what people think and I have a successful business, fantastic customers, supportive family, TRUE friends and an amazing man. I'm in the best shape I've ever been mentally, physically and emotionally.
It's crazy to think I started making jewellery back in 2011 as a distraction from my anxiety and depression and now it has grown into an established brand and completely turned my life around. People such as Eamonn Holmes, Calum Best, Charlie Hedges and lots more have purchased and worn my items and they've also been seen on Coronation Street, Geordie Shore and in so many magazines. That success, in part is due to you! If you didn't exist as my customer, my supporter, my friend then Gemz By Emz just would not be what it is today.
At 20 I was depressed, anxious 24/7, hated myself, hated the way I looked, hated my life, was full of fear and negativity, thought everyone hated me, was in a toxic relationship, surrounded by shitty friends and hated my job.
At 30 I'm happy, depression and anxiety free, confident in myself, how I look and who I am, I own a successful business, always look for the positives, I see life as a blessing, I am filled with faith, don't give a shit what people think about me, I'm in a healthy happy relationship, surrounded by true friends and I love my job.
Self development, self love and self confidence have been my biggest achievements over anything material I've gained, because alot of people dont reach this stage until much later in life. Where you are now isn't where you have to stay. Make a change! Let's see what the 30s bring xx