An emotional new Instagram post by Casey Donovan prompted an outpouring of love from her fans.
The singer and actress posted a photo from 2020, saying, like many others, she’s been in a slump since the “whirlwind” COVID year when she suddenly lost her main source of income and had to start over. A look back at what happened in the life of
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In the photo, Donovan swims in a black bathing suit at Pinky’s Beach on Rottnest Island, Washington.
“In 2020, which took humanity by storm, I lost all my jobs in a matter of hours and was at a crossroads with the unknown reality of what was to come,” her post began.
“So I took a chance… something I didn’t do very often, and something that absolutely scared me, but if the world is collapsing, at least it will.” Try new things.”
Donovan decided to clean up the apartment he was living in and move state just as borders were starting to close.
“I had no idea what was ahead of me and quickly began to realize that the future had a huge learning curve for me,” Donovan writes.
“It was all about setting boundaries and stepping into my power and strength.
“A lot has changed in a short period of time.
“Some friendships were lost, others grew and strengthened.
“Amid all the madness and chaos of 2020, I found a new, happier, stronger, prouder, boundary-setting version of myself.”
The Australian Idol winner and musical theater star said it was also the year she found the love of her life, Lenny Sharples, describing her as “what love should be like.” The person who taught me about
“Someone who brought so much love, joy, happiness and excitement into my life and who showed and taught me that love and friendship don’t come at a price,” she added.
Donovan’s heartfelt posts resonated with many of her followers who have followed her journey since winning Australian Idol in 2004.
“I can’t believe you’ve been lighting up our lives for almost 20 years!” wrote one fan.
“I am very happy to meet you at the right place, both personally and professionally.”
“Casey, you inspire us all,” said another.
“I’m glad things are getting better and I look forward to following your continued journey.”
“Good on darling girl!! Happiness is everything,” wrote another follower.
“You exude such joy. I wish you only happiness,” added one fan.
“You deserve it. So happy for you,” wrote another.
Aside from finding love, Donovan also embarked on an amazing weight loss journey.
In November last year, he announced that he had weighed less than 100kg for the first time since becoming an adult.
After signing with Jenny Craig, Donovan started getting serious about losing weight and living a healthier life.
Speaking to 7Entertainment late last year, she said Jenny Craig has been incredibly helpful in reaching the final part of her ongoing health journey.
“All my life, I’ve been just trying to stay healthy and not relying too much on my weight and worrying about how healthy I can be,” she said.
“I like to think that at every scale in my life, I’m always confident in who I am.
“I’ve never let my weight decide what I can and can’t do.
“But these days, I’m just… happily in love, happily working, doing all these things. Jenny Craig is the cake decorator and helps me get where I’m going.” .must be the next part of my journey.
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