3 years ago today I had a heart attack. While the direct cause for my heart attack was outside of my control, the severity of the heart attack was a byproduct of how sick I had become. Recovery was and IS hard. It took Herculean strength to haul myself up and down the stairs when my heart didn’t want to, to take dozens of pills three times a day, to skip out on the “fun” parts of being young to rest and heal. It took prioritizing that every waking moment where I wasn’t resting or working was devoted to my craft, my dream. And it was all worth it. Three years later, I’m happier and healthier than I’ve ever been. I love my life, and I pinch myself daily for how much I’ve gotten to live out my dream. I showed up for myself, and it was worth it. This may all be borrowed time, but it’s worth it. I won’t go down without a fight. Thank you for being with me every step of the way, fam. I am thankful for you. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for myself. So much gratitude this thanksgiving...what are you grateful for? And if you were given a second chance, what would you do with it? . . Photo credit @amandalphotography from that awesome bridal shoot we did! . . . . . . . . . . #thanksgiving #thanks #grateful #love #heal #health #selflove #strong #warrior #mentalhealth #eatingdisorderrecovery #autoimmunedisease #stillhere #secondchances #life #model #modeling #photo #photography #photoshoot #photographer #photooftheday #weddingdress #weddinghair #fallwedding #weddingflowers @sheilahoulahan sheilahoulahan Sheila Houlahan

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  • 3 years ago today I had a heart attack. While the direct cause for my heart attack was outside of my control, the severity of the heart attack was a byproduct of how sick I had become. Recovery was and IS hard. It took Herculean strength to haul myself up and down the stairs when my heart didn’t want to, to take dozens of pills three times a day, to skip out on the “fun” parts of being young to rest and heal. It took prioritizing that every waking moment where I wasn’t resting or working was devoted to my craft, my dream. And it was all worth it. Three years later, I’m happier and healthier than I’ve ever been. I love my life, and I pinch myself daily for how much I’ve gotten to live out my dream. I showed up for myself, and it was worth it. This may all be borrowed time, but it’s worth it. I won’t go down without a fight. Thank you for being with me every step of the way, fam. I am thankful for you. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for myself. So much gratitude this thanksgiving...what are you grateful for? And if you were given a second chance, what would you do with it? . . Photo credit @amandalphotography from that awesome bridal shoot we did! . . . . . . . . . . #thanksgiving #thanks #grateful #love #heal #health #selflove #strong #warrior #mentalhealth #eatingdisorderrecovery #autoimmunedisease #stillhere #secondchances #life #model #modeling #photo #photography #photoshoot #photographer #photooftheday #weddingdress #weddinghair #fallwedding #weddingflowers
    Sheila Houlahan 3 years ago today I had a heart attack. While the direct cause for my heart attack was outside of my control, the severity of the heart attack was a byproduct of how sick I had become. Recovery was and IS hard. It took Herculean strength to haul myself up and down the stairs when my heart didn’t want to, to take dozens of pills three times a day, to skip out on the “fun” parts of being young to rest and heal. It took prioritizing that every waking moment where I wasn’t resting or working was devoted to my craft, my dream. And it was all worth it. Three years later, I’m happier and healthier than I’ve ever been. I love my life, and I pinch myself daily for how much I’ve gotten to live out my dream. I showed up for myself, and it was worth it. This may all be borrowed time, but it’s worth it. I won’t go down without a fight. Thank you for being with me every step of the way, fam. I am thankful for you. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for myself. So much gratitude this thanksgiving...what are you grateful for? And if you were given a second chance, what would you do with it? .
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#thanksgiving #thanks #grateful #love #heal #health #selflove #strong #warrior #mentalhealth #eatingdisorderrecovery #autoimmunedisease #stillhere #secondchances #life #model #modeling #photo #photography #photoshoot #photographer #photooftheday #weddingdress #weddinghair #fallwedding #weddingflowers

    3 years ago today I had a heart attack. While the direct cause for my heart attack was outside of my control, the severity of the heart attack was a byproduct of how sick I had become. Recovery was and IS hard. It took Herculean strength to haul myself up and down the stairs when my heart didn’t want to, to take dozens of pills three times a day, to skip out on the “fun” parts of being young to rest and heal. It took prioritizing that every waking moment where I wasn’t resting or working was devoted to my craft, my dream. And it was all worth it. Three years later, I’m happier and healthier than I’ve ever been. I love my life, and I pinch myself daily for how much I’ve gotten to live out my dream. I showed up for myself, and it was worth it. This may all be borrowed time, but it’s worth it. I won’t go down without a fight. Thank you for being with me every step of the way, fam. I am thankful for you. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for myself. So much gratitude this thanksgiving...what are you grateful for? And if you were given a second chance, what would you do with it? .
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    Photo credit @amandalphotography from that awesome bridal shoot we did!
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    #thanksgiving #thanks #grateful #love #heal #health #selflove #strong #warrior #mentalhealth #eatingdisorderrecovery #autoimmunedisease #stillhere #secondchances #life #model #modeling #photo #photography #photoshoot #photographer #photooftheday #weddingdress #weddinghair #fallwedding #weddingflowers

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