My life was not always filled with gratitude and joy. In fact, it took me 20 years to get here.
In 2001, I was left to pick up the pieces of my life after a massive police raid happened in my home and I watched my husband get hauled off to jail. I became a distraught single mother in a flash, who had spent the previous 10 years staying home with my boys.
Fast forward my life (trust me it didn't feel that fast!)---my husband went to trial 3 years after being arrested and was sentenced to 20 years in jail. My mother died in my home while babysitting my kids which left me heartbroken and I became addicted to alcohol and cocaine (ok good news, I went to Rehab voluntarily). Then my father died by suicide.
Not surprisingly, I was diagnosed with PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive disorder. And there was lots in between....
However, in 2012, after years of avoidance and pain, I vowed that I would not live the rest of my life
unhappy and unfulfilled. I couldn't change the past
but I could make a difference in my future.
It was time to heal.
We are all shaped by our experiences and what we do with those experiences is how we live out the rest of our lives.
Therefore, we need to understand them and how they impact what we do now, in the present, so we can live
the rest of our lives truly happy and fulfilled.
I am so grateful that you took the time to stop in. Even if you don't stay, I hope I have inspired you and made you feel stronger than ever!
If you want to say "Hi" or ask me anything, I would be honoured to chat with you.