LIFE UPDATE: WEDDING, NEW BOOK, THOUGHTS ON THERAPY & MORE
After being on hiatus for a few weeks, Freddie and I went live yesterday on our Facebook Page to shoot a new episode of The Freddie & Alyssa Show. We adore going live for the Q&A portion and let me just say, Y'all brought the questions! The official podcast will be up tomorrow but if you love consuming content through reading as I do then allow me to give you a recap of some of my favorite moments...
Question: When is your wedding?
Answer: Originally we were planning on a May 5th, 2019 wedding in Mexico. However, as we were working on other projects and looking into the wedding planning, we got really overwhelmed with how much work goes into it! We decided to take our time, enjoy our engagement and put our focus where we need to right now. We will revisit the wedding in a few months.
Question: What projects are you working on currently?
Answer: We have a script in the works that we are looking to shoot next summer, but our primary focus is a book we've been working on called The Pivot Principle. After facing adversity in the last four years, we've used a practice we call The Pivot Principle to get through our trials and tribulations. We also began incorporating it into our daily lives and are so excited to share it with the world!
Question: Alyssa, did you go to therapy after your car accident?
Answer: Oooo, I love this question. After the accident, I knew at some point that I would have to deal with everything I was facing internally. Not only had I gone through significant trauma in 2014 by living in the hospital for three months, relearning to walk, undergoing eleven surgeries, but it was the small everyday tasks that we take for granted that really threw me. Being able to sit up, moving your eyes, having single vision, feeding yourself, putting on your clothes, brushing your hair, walking up the stairs, etc. There was A LOT I had to deal with and at first, I thought I was totally fine to handle it on my own.
It wasn't until the end of 2017 that I had been experiencing the WORST anxiety of my life. An unexplainable panic that was just world crumbling. I knew at that moment the best thing I could do for myself was to try therapy and see if it would help. I've heard mixed reviews of therapy but I knew that I would have to go in and see if it was right for me.
Y'all therapy is HARD. You have to be so incredibly vulnerable (which I have to admit, was the hardest part for me.) But damn, did it help. I went for about five months and I got to a point where my anxiety was nearly nonexistent. Eventually, I would go in and I just didn't have anything to work through anymore. I am really grateful for the experience and it eases any anxiety knowing it's always there if I ever need it again.
Currently, I love to exercise, meditate, listen to music, take baths and spend time with loved ones to help with any arising anxiety. I notice incorporating all of this into my daily routine keeps the anxiety at bay and allows me to live a peaceful and happy life.
For the rest of the inside scoop from Episode 16 check out The Freddie & Alyssa Show out 8/28! We are so ecstatic to be back!