One step at a time. That’s how my life started over again. One step at a time.

I was paralyzed. I couldn’t leave my house. I couldn’t move. My anxiety had taken hold and it wasn’t letting go. The day I noticed my children taking on some of my behaviour, I knew I had to make a choice. Get help or risk my kids being trapped in survival instead of truly living. Thriving.

I went for help, got my plan in place and realized that this wouldn’t happen overnight. There is no quick fix. No easy route. HOWEVER… it also wasn’t going to involve taking on tasks that were insurmountable. All it was going to take was one step at a time.

One of the most valuable pieces of guidance I received at the beginning was put your shoes on. That’s it. Get off the couch, put your shoes on and decide what to do next. That’s one step closer to moving forward. Once those shoes are on, you surprise yourself with the realization that you can now walk a block. Your shoes are already on, right?

That block led to a five minute walk, then a ten minute walk and with the knowledge that I was now able to move again… I realized that maybe I could start living again too.

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Allison Hardman

3 months ago

Hey Lara! I had no idea you were going through such a hard time and that you’ve come such a long way to a place of being able to tell your story and help others. I’m so proud of you on so many levels!! Wow! You go girl. I’ll keep checking in with your blog etc to see and hear your journey unfold. (Of course I’d much rather see you in person but until then….)

Keep up the amazing hard work!

Love Allison

admin

3 months ago

Allison, thank you so much! You brought tears to my eyes! This is hard for me to put “out there”, but I want to build a community for other people that feel this way so that they know there is hope. Everyone needs a little hope. 🙂 Thanks again! Love you!

Irene Glen

3 months ago

I love this! Just put your shoes on. One step at a time is way more manageable than focusing on that “end goal” that’s so far away it’s hard to even see exactly what it is. What an inspiration you are!

Lara Sherry

3 months ago

Thanks so much! I’m so glad One Step at a Time resonates with you. 🙂

Brody Reinsch

3 months ago

Wow. I’m impressed. This website is amazing and very cool design. Amazing, just amazing.

Lara Sherry

3 months ago

Thanks very much, Brody! I appreciate all the great encouragement you’re giving me. I love you!!

Monica Whitehead

2 months ago

Wow so powerful! You have a lot to offer people in your community Lara. Those that can’t find their shoes, there are many, and this is a start!

Lara Sherry

2 months ago

Thank you so much for your support!