FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR VISITING TRIEDBYJAQULYN! I’M JAQULYN AND I STARTED TRIEDBYJAQULYN AS THERAPY… FOR MYSELF!
2018 was an extremely rough year for me. I lost someone extremely important to me and my life. My dog, Sonic, passed away in June after a pit bull attack. Sonic was so special in so many ways. Every day for nearly 8 years, Sonic was able to mitigate my symptoms of Anxiety. Losing him caused so much damage to my mental health and I didn’t know how I would bounce back. I tried several different forms of therapy and nothing seemed to help. I reached out to family and friends for advice and support but nobody could understand the pain I was going through. I found an amazing hypnotherapist who really helped me overcome my anxiety. She guided in realizing that I can make decisions for myself that will make me a stronger person. I still think about Sonic everyday but I do not want his efforts to get lost in the past. Moving forward, I want to make great decisions for myself to honor him.
After a lot of thinking and planning, I’ve decided to finally launch something that I know will be AMAZING for myself and hopefully others. TriedbyJaqulyn is for everyone to know that TRYING is good enough. Not everyone can be great at something and sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed and do simple things. Hey, at least you tried! Am I right? We have to try our best to live life to the fullest even though it’s exhausting and difficult. We have to try to keep ourselves happy when others can’t/won’t. We have to try to find our self-worth even when we feel worthless.
I believe that one of the best forms of self-care is to try new things. I find myself sticking to the same ol’ routine and habits. It’s time to start something new and let others know! I know that I’ve often wanted honest reviews on basic items or activities but I couldn’t find them anywhere. Someone out there is always looking for real feedback on specific things. I hope that with TRIED, I can inspire at least one person to try something new, even if it’s simple or silly.
One of the best forms of empowerment is speaking up and having a voice. I’ve always felt small and unheard. We have been given these amazing platforms to speak up and let our voices be heard. This is not something I’ve ever done before but it’s something NEW and I’m so excited about it. TriedbyJaqulyn is about taking care of yourself in the best possible way that you can by doing what you want to do.
I want to mention that taking care of your mental health is not only extremely important, but difficult as well. It is an everyday struggle. Wanting to give up is easy but just know that life can be worth it. Happiness doesn’t always come easy but great things never do. I hope everyone can find the support they need to be happy. If you’re someone who has had a hard time looking for emotional/mental support, I would LOVE to suggest that you visit your local animal shelter and adopt a pet! Pets are the angels that we never knew we needed. There’s nothing better than saving another life and then they save you in return. 🙂