A couple weeks ago, the Mutual of Omaha Aha Moment Tour 2013 came through Boise. I had received an email from one of their coordinators a couple weeks before, asking if I'd like to come record my "aha moment." I was honored to have been asked, and immediately knew what I would talk about—trichotillomania.
For years and years, I've struggled with trichotillomania—and still do occasionally. Here's my Aha Moment about how I was freed from it—not cured—but freed. It doesn't hold me down anymore.
Blogging has changed my life, in more ways than just helping me control my trichotillomania.
"I always thought that I didn't have anything to offer anyone. I thought that my words couldn't make a difference and that my photos couldn't make a difference and that I couldn't help anyone. By simply blogging and taking photos and sharing my story, I realize that I can help other people and that's been huge for helping increase my self-esteem and just really getting me out there. Everybody has a story that they can share and a person they can help if they just put themselves out there."Thank you for reading my story (here & at LastLash—the "anonymous" blog mentioned in the video). It means the world to me. YOU are part of my "aha moment."