By Savannah Herrmann | April 4, 2022
It's been a little over a year since I launched Breathe Deep Bracelets - I've been reflecting on how far I've come and what I’ve learned. Sharing my story with the world felt very scary at first - I didn't know how others were going to react and I was nervous to show people the not so glamorous part of me. I slowly started to share more and more as the year went on, and I'm so glad I did. I've been overwhelmed by the support I have received - this business is so much more than selling bracelets and advocating for lung health, it's given me an outlet to share my story. With this in mind, I've decided to start blogging in order to share more than an Instagram post on some of the topics I feel passionate about.
I remember being really nervous to share my story and my experiences because I was afraid of what people were going to think. This used to be true about a lot of things in my life - I was constantly seeking approval from others. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm still working on this, but the moment I stopped seeking approval from others is the moment I really started to thrive. I used to think about my bracelets and if they are "good enough" or "cool enough", but then I thought "who cares”? I like them and people are buying them, so that is enough.
I have always been a perfectionist and I was worried if I said the wrong thing or made a grammatical mistake, that people would think less of me. My content isn't perfect and that's okay. I have stepped outside of my comfort zone to grow and I'm so thankful to have a voice to advocate for others.
Going forward, I plan to blog about all things relating to living with one lung. I am so thankful for the space I'm in now, but I used to really struggle and I felt very alone during the first few years. I was 22 and didn't have someone who I could relate to or share my struggles with that would truly understand what I was going through. My mission is to share the struggles, the happy moments, the not so happy moments, the achievements, and more. I want my story to help someone who can relate and not feel so alone.
Thank you for following along and listening to my story.