Hey, Friend! Welcome to Beyond the Night! I am so glad that you are here! If this is your first time here, I would encourage you to check out my blog post, No Longer Alone (Here), and make sure to follow me to receive awesome updates featuring life-changing content! I want you to know that you are not alone, and that your life has a purpose! It is my goal to remind you that hope is real, love is real, and freedom is real. All of these–hope, love, and freedom–are found just beyond the night!

Beyond the Night is inspired by my life experiences and evidenced by all of the courage, strength, and self-compassion needed to overcome these difficult times in my life. I have decided to consider this website as an opportunity to encourage and help those who are afraid to speak out, and for those who feel held back by the stigma of mental illnesses that surrounds them. It is my goal to remind you that you are not alone, and that it is okay to ask for help, whether that be professional help or help from your own community, such as friends and family. You are safe here. It’s okay to be honest with your thoughts and emotions. I want to let you know that I am here for you, and others are, too.

You are not alone. Your life has a purpose. Life would not be the same without you. You are loved by many. You are enough. You are so much more than you try to convince yourself that you are. You are beautiful. And you are worth it. You’re not a burden, and it’s not your fault. Stop telling yourself lies. It’s time to take a stand against them. Expose them. Be gentle with yourself, though. Be patient, and be kind. Fragile that you may think you are, you are strong and courageous. Allow yourself to believe that. Let love pour through you until you shine brightly into a sky full of glowing stars. You deserve it.