We’ve all been through something and you’ll find those that are successful, happy or super deep/self aware sometimes have the craziest stories to what has got them to where they are today.
I grew up in an abusive home. Held over balconies. Hit regularly and had severe anxiety/depression at a young age because of it. My home wasn’t my “safe place”. Parents separated when I was 5 and not in a healthy co parenting manner.
My mum struggled when we were younger. Worked her ass off and was struggling herself after being in many toxic relationships.
I moved out of home before I was 15 to get away from my step father.
There was many nights I slept on the streets, in parks, under unit stairwells and in shelters. You could only imagine the people I had to deal with and situations I was put in.
When I was 20. I was kidnapped, sexually abused and beaten to nearly death. Which I then fell pregnant from that incident and had to have a termination.
This is just some off the things and I’m not telling you this because I want sympathy. I’m telling you this because as soon as I stopped playing victim. My life changed. I also stopped attracting people into my life that abused me.
I CHOOSE to not let any of that shit rob my happiness. I wasn’t in control of what happened to me. But it’s my responsibility to do the internal work to heal so I can live a happy fulfilled life.
I’ve used this pain to become an empathetic person, kind, understanding and loving.
Instead of volatile, bitter and reactive.
Please don’t let another year go by that you’re still living your life in victim mode. You’re robbing yourself from happiness.
I know it’s not easy. You’ve got to put in the work. But, I promise it’s worth it and you can live a better life than you are now ❤️