2019 is our year to THRIVE👑 Also to learn how to properly throw confetti for pictures🤷🏼♀️
Thankful for the love, grace and people that got me here! You can call me, Hannah Couch, ATC👩🏻🎓🎉
Today makes 4 years since my sexual assault, and for the first time I woke up this morning thankful. Not thankful for that it happened, but thankful for how it changed me. I’ve grown a lot; learned a lot; loved a lot and most importantly healed a lot. I’m thankful that I get to graduate in just 16 short days 👩🏻🎓. Thankful that this next year will be an exciting new journey as I start my first big girl job, move into my very own apartment and start my grad school studies. Most importantly I’m thankful for a God with unconditional love, mercy and strength because I wouldn’t of made it here without Him. Today I’m choosing to be thankful and to praise God for my success and Joy, rather than dwell on the pain and sadness. I was 1 in 7 women that are sexually assaulted. I was 1 in 3 that are assaulted on a college campus. Be kind to those around you because you do not know the pain that they may be hiding. To all those who are struggling or healing, please know I’m always a safe space for you to come talk with.
So much to be thankful for this season, I don’t know where to even start. This semester as I near my college graduation I’ve been stressing about finding a job and God once again proved that his plan is always perfect; as I was offered a dream job without even turning in a single application. I am so excited to officially announce that I have accepted a position as a Head Athletic Trainer for a middle school through George Mason Achieves program and a research position in the spring. I’m so blessed to be able to do what I love while continuing my education to obtain my masters. God is good💜 • • • PC: @laurenm.couch
Minor life announcement: after 4.5 years and 1,000 plus clinical hours, I have PASSED my board of certification exam and have been offered an incredible job opportunity. After graduation I’ll officially be Hannah Couch, ATC. Thank you to everyone who helped me get to this great point in my life. PC: @cambrymartinphoto
How I feel now that my certification exam is over and I can finally breath - well until I find out my results. Thanks for supporting me through months of my crazy stress and Reese’s binge eating PC: @jeremystalcupphotography
The real friends will call you because they know you need them, not because you told them but because they just know. They’ll leave you voicemails of encouraging words full of love and support because they believe in you whether you yourself do or not. These are the friends you need. Get yourself a friend like Rebecca, it does such good things for the soul💗👯♀️
All this rain and stress of school makes me wish I was still on the beach with you🌊 PC: @laurenm.couch
Low key bought so many hurricane snacks I don’t think he’ll be able to pick me up again, but on the bright side only 98 days until graduation 🎓 PC: @jeremystalcupphotography
September is National PCOS awareness month. This disease controls so much of my life and forces me to constantly watch what I eat, makes losing weight next to impossible even though gaining weight happens at the snap of a finger, along with countless other issues. To all my fellow women who struggle with this on the daily, remember you’re beautiful and worthy. You’re not defined by this disease and all the problems it causes and weight it makes you gain. Love your body and most importantly love yourself💗 #PCOS
My very last first day of school picture🔆 graduation is only 116 days away, not that I’m counting • • • PC: the wonderful @toyota_cambry! All you Harrisonburg peeps check out her photography page @cambrymartinphoto
Do you have your exit buddy?
•choose Joy• • • • PC: @laurenm.couch
Someone must’ve dumped ice cubes in the ocean❄️
•Been gone all summer but now I’m here• After a much needed social media break these last couple of months I was able to finally just take time to focus on myself. This summer was all about physical, mental and spiritual healing as I struggled to find myself after a very hard semester where my depression won the best of me on most days. God has opened my eyes and heart to so much this summer; most importantly on self love (the big thighs, stretch marks and belly pooch and all). My confidence has grown immensely and freed me from so much anxiety and doubt. I focused my attention on healthy eating (whole30/paleo is my new lifestyle and has already changed my life) as overcoming PCOS and hypothyroidism is always a daily struggle, and while I have such a long way to go I was able to lose 15 pounds and work on my “gut health.” To all the people who have given effort to be in community with me this summer I am beyond grateful and feel so loved and incredibly blessed to have you in my life💗 Here’s to finishing 2018 stronger than I started💪🏼
You’re my person. You will always be my person👯♀️