What do you do when life makes unexpected turns?
When the life you imagined or the life you’ve been living is suddenly no longer an option?
You’re devastated, broken, lost and disconnected from life.
I was too.
I felt as though my heart had been ripped straight out of my chest.
3 failed cycles of IVF, followed by the sudden death of my step son,
the heartbreak didn’t stop there.
Within the next 12 months, we lost our home, our business, and our financial security. My entire world was in shambles & shattered pieces on the ground.
I couldn’t see a glimpse of a happy future.
So, what did I do in my darkest hours?
I fell into a severe depression.
I didn’t know how I was going to survive my heartache.
I begged God, the Universe, Our Higher Power, for understanding….the whys and the why NOTS?
I struggled for purpose & meaning.
I didn’t know who I was.
I turned to food, and my weight was at its highest. I had little self-worth and I was still searching for meaning.
2013 brought more challenges and life shifts my way, and over the last 4 years, I’ve learned to be more comfortable with UNCERTAINTY.
I decided to ride the waves of change instead of fighting against the tide, instead of letting the tides of change rip me apart again, I created a vision for my future, something to pull me forward every day. I declared that I was going to CREATE my successful & happy future.
I found the courage to be vulnerable. One of the most liberating choices I made was to no longer let fear and shame define my existence.
I found acceptance. I chose forgiveness. I admit I’m not perfect, and that I’m not alone.
I know now that I didn’t need to have children or give birth to have a life FILLED with purpose. I’m not ashamed of my story anymore.
Author Brene’ Brown says “Owning our stories means reckoning with our dark emotions-our fear, anger, aggression, shame and blame” The alternative, denying our stories ,and disengaging from emotion means choosing to live our lives in darkness.
I choose to live in the light.
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