Come Alive- This is the bracelet that led to the creation of One Bird Two Stones…..
At times I haven't been so ALIVE. In October of 2019, I experienced a crash. By crash, I mean I was barely a functional person. I didn’t take care of myself and my anxiety was at an all-time high and my self-esteem was at an all-time LOW. Being in the mental health field I knew the things that I needed to do and so I did them. I made my health both mental and physical priority. I visited my doctor and cried throughout the whole appointment. She prescribed me an antidepressant and anxiety meds. I had many days that I had to stay home from work because I was sobbing. One day, my husband called and I was crying uncontrollably. He came home because he was so worried about me and my mental health. He supported me and whatever I needed to do to get better. He also showed me how much I was loved and cared for when I was not able to show and give much love. All my energy had to go into healing me. I made it my focus to take care of myself and to get well. Some may have seen me as selfish at this point. It is NOT a selfish act to make yourself a priority! I started walking everyday…..let me tell ya this, some days I cried the entire time I walked and could barely lift my feet off the ground.
I walked anyway.
The crying was a release that was so needed. I remember these walks now and think I literally resembled the walking dead! I listened to some amazing podcasts and read some great books that helped me heal. I will include these below for anyone interested.
I started eating for health, journaling, staying off of social media and away from the TV, at night especially. I could not handle the noise so I knew my body was telling me that I needed quiet. My nervous system had been running on adrenaline for so long and finally gave out. I read a lot about nervous system regulation and adrenal reset.
Fast forward to March-July 2020. A time when a lot of people were not so happy about the stay at home order I “came alive” and began feel better than I have ever felt. During this time I read a book about Joy, hobbies, and returning to activities you enjoyed as a child. So I decided to start making jewelry again. The first bracelet I made was this one, Come Alive. If you look closely, the white and black beads are skeleton beads. These beads reminded me of how I felt like a zombie and how I had overcome that time. I needed a replacement for the rubber band I wore around my wrist as a reminder to make my health a priority and this bracelet is what I created for myself.
Maybe some of you need a reminder to “Come Alive” It may mean something else entirely to you. It may be a reminder to stay off of social media, it may mean for you to find what you are passionate about, or like me, it may be a process of making yourself a priority and healing your emotional and mental health.
What’s important is that we Come Alive and enjoy the 1 life we are given….wholeheartedly! 💀💗
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Created with carved bone beads, copper, and green druzy Agate.