I didn't believe in myself nor in my ability to have a successful career
I didn't believe that I even knew what was “best” for me
I was constantly on the emotional roller coaster caused by giving other people control of my thoughts, beliefs and sense of worthiness
I was terrified people would see all the guilt and shame I was covering up, so I became masterful at people-pleasing. This left me exhausted, confused, lost, and more miserable with each passing year. All the while, I kept a smile pasted on my face.
When I began my transformational journey of getting to know the "Me" that is sacred, loving and powerful, the work gave me the permission to release my rage and my negative conversations about myself. For the first time, I started rigorously loving myself; this led me to have more compassion for myself and everyone else as we go through the ups and downs of life.
I now have the career of my own making, doing what I LOVE as a life coach and teacher. I am not done learning to love myself, for this is the journey of being alive here on Earth: to always be growing.
Some of the many gifts I have received during this journey include the power of pivoting, reinvention, and starting anew, which has served me and my family greatly during the many challenges and uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and many cross-country moves. As of August 2020, my husband and I are empty nesters living in upstate New York, near the Canadian border.
Now I understand that I am good enough, that I can thrive
without knowing all the answers.
Now I understand the power of believing in myself and
trusting my intuition.
Now I understand that it’s okay to forgive myself for
what I didn’t know before.
Now I understand how to empower myself and the people I love.