by MELISSA DOSS
Fitness — and especially CrossFit — saved my life. I’m sharing my story today in hopes that others will read it and no longer be ashamed of their mental illness. In hopes that others will cry out for help. In hopes that others will find so many reasons to live this at times rocky but beautiful life. I couldn’t save Becky, but I can use my passions for writing and CrossFit to hopefully save a precious life with my honesty. “Your life isn’t determined by who you were in the past; your life is determined by the steps that you are willing to take today to make a better tomorrow.”
For Becky <3 #thebasicest
Melissa Doss owns her own law firm in Northern Kentucky and is also a competitive CrossFit Athlete. She is a 3-time individual Regional Qualifier/Competitor (Central East, 2013, 2014, 2015) and was a member of Team Conjugate Black who took 2nd Place at the 2014 CrossFit Games. Follow her progress on Instagram at @meldoss00.