• sheilahoulahan

    @sheilahoulahan

    2 weeks ago
  • 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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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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    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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pajeben - Ben Paje 2 weeks ago

I have been my own worst enemy, but I am at a point in my life I never thought was in my future. I am so grateful.Here's to Us. We are here for a reason my friend

john.z.wang - 2 weeks ago

I am thankful for friends who don't delete me from their phones and forget who I am

laney.moyer - delaners 2 weeks ago

Your ability to share your experiences with recovery and health are so inspiring to me! You have a beautiful and kind spirit, you always have. Please keep sharing and being honest, it helps those of us not there yet feel like that next step of honest and open communication is possible. I love you Sheila! And watching you succeed from my limited Instagram view has been a joy.

lauraloveslifeaf - Feel everything 2 weeks ago

I am grateful for how socia media changed and is changing. I feel like there are is a lot of inspiring, positive light shining in this digital world!

tomfarrq - Tommy Farquhar 2 weeks ago

Everyday is a battle. Life can be tough and crazy cruel. Push forward! Smile big! God is good girl!! I love your smile!! Shine bright babygirl!! Always 😊❤️😊❤️

muneebazeem - Muneeb Azeem 2 weeks ago

U are very strong lady . And so thankful to ur amazing strength. I m pray for ur continued health 😍😍😍😍

kosta_spyratos - Constantine Spyratos 2 weeks ago

I never knew that, life is unpredictable and every day is a gift. Look how far you have come in so many ways. Life without living our best life and dreams is not living. You are amazing💪🏻

crazycarr77 - Traci Carr 2 weeks ago

You’re so strong!!! So happy I had class such a warrior. You kept such a beautiful spirit as well. Lovely I can’t wait for you to conquer this world