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Hi, I’m Tristyn. I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m an individual woman. The individual part makes me the best mom, wife, friend, christian, and citizen. If I lose that, I’ll be tossed in a sea of decisions, pressures, and everyone’s needs.

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” – Matthew 16:25

As a young mom and a wife to a medical student I felt like I lost myself. I found a dimmed part of me more often and lack of connection to my family. I know now I struggled with depression which intensified with the moments of stress life would occasionally serve. The last two years I felt as though life had changed occupations from kind waitress to full time boxer who now served swift, rattling punches instead.

Everyone has struggles and I’m sure there are those who struggle with heavier loads, I just want to share mine in hopes to help. Especially any younger women still finding themselves and who they aim to be starting with figuring out who they are now.

I’m no therapist. I only use a small guide called Personal Progress, a goal oriented guide with value indexes like Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice & Accountability, Good Works, Integrity and Virtue. Each section prompts you to stretch yourself to be your best self through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

This small pamphlet of assignments was the one of the things that kept me from falling myself through the biggest punches in my life. Here I will show you what I have done and will keep doing as I loop back through.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” -Helen Keller