Welcome to my blog. My name is Ali. I am sharing my stories about overcoming the traumas in my life and what I have learned to find happiness.
My world changed dramatically in October 2015 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It affected everyone around me, especially my family. It has been a long road to recovery and my life has changed significantly.
My mother and grandmother both passed away after battling breast cancer also. I was 16. I spent 30 years struggling through life, feeling like a significant part of me was missing. I still do sometimes, but I have healed.
My stories are about my journey through life and grief. My experiences, thoughts and inner most feelings. It is my hope that some of you may connect with my words and draw strength for your own situations.
I feel a strong desire to share my experiences to encourage other women to prioritise their health and wellbeing. I am certainly no expert, but I do know that having an attitude of positivity is essential to move forward in rising above the fear and uncertainty of trauma in all its many different forms.
We are all affected in different ways by difficult life events, but how we choose to react to them determines our experiences for the better – or not.
The name of my blog, “Raw and Completely Beautiful”, means exactly that. The stories I share are raw. I am open and honest. And I am beautifully incomplete… but I am completely beautiful… we all are.
For more information, go to the menu and click on the “About” section in the menu. My blog stories can also be found there.
Get in touch and send me a message. Join the “Raw and Completely Beautiful” community on Facebook at fb.com/rawandcompletelybeautiful and follow the @rawandcompletelybeautiful page on Insta. Let me know your journey…