32 years...

For almost 32 straight years, I've been a nail-biter.

We're talking from the minute my little fingers could reach my mouth; I've bit my nails. So bad, in fact, that oftentimes every single finger on my hand would be bleeding. This little habit of mine has bothered me my whole life.

I always wanted to be the girl with fancy, cutely painted, and well-manicured fingernails. However, I struggle with severe anxiety, and in turn, one of my coping skills is to chew on my fingernails obsessively. Now, if you're not a nail-biter and never have been, you have no idea just how hard it is to stop something you don't even realize you're doing.

After everything the world went through last year and learning so much about my own mental strength, I KNEW I COULD CONQUER ANYTHING. This year I made a promise to myself that I was indeed going to stop biting my fingernails. I knew it would be hard, but I knew I could do it. It's been 5 months now since I've chewed on my fingernails, and I gotta say, I am super proud of myself.

It doesn't matter what you want to do, from going after a dream job, quitting smoking, or biting your fingernails, I'm here to tell you, YOU CAN. YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH!

 

 

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