I have social phobia anxiety and depression pretty bad. I was really down for a while and was thinking about just giving up on life completely. I’m not sure if I would have really done it, but I was seriously thinking about it. I’ve always been a fan of Ronda since her amateur fights, and I always watch her interviews as soon as they are up.
Well, one day I was down really bad and was going to walk out the door and down the road to where there is a bridge. But something inside told me to stop and get on the computer. I know that probably sounds dumb, but it’s true. As soon as I got online there was a post that Ronda put up with a link to her Primetime video so I clicked and watched it.
After hearing her talk about her dad and everything she has been through in life, seeing her reach all her goals, getting through life everyday with a smile on her face, not letting anything bring her down or stop her (whether it be the press or these internet trolls putting her down) and hearing her say “nobody has the right to beat you”, I told myself, “If she can get through that and not let anyone beat her, then nobody has the right to beat me either.”
I don’t have to deal with press and trolls on the internet but I do have to deal with people putting me down all the time and talking behind my back. Thanks to her I don’t let that happen anymore. I moved from NY to Missouri and I am working on changing my life. I may be struggling here at the moment, but I won’t let it get me down. I will make my life better no matter what it takes. So in my eyes she saved (and changed) my life, because I’m not sure what would have happened if I did walk out that door that day. Thanks to her, I’m focusing on changing my life and not letting anyone beat me.
I know it probably sounds stupid but she really did save me and I owe her everything.