Let me start from the beginning....
I grew up always seeking the approval of others - to the point where I would constantly suppress myself and put my wants and needs aside to feel accepted. For years, I had no confidence, motivation, or purpose in projects I was creating or in anything I was experiencing.
I second-guessed everything I created - or worse, I didn't create at all - thinking I wasn't good enough or not as good as others
I let my relationships and friendships be on others' terms, so I attracted unhealthy relationships with little to no boundaries
I didn't know who I was or what I wanted, and had no direction or vision, so I kept experiencing unfulfilling situations that drained me
I didn't even realize it until I found myself at rock bottom; working boring-after-boring job where I wasn't appreciated, in a toxic, emotionally-abusive relationship, and waking up every day dreading life.
That's when I decided enough was enough - I was done allowing myself to stay stuck in situations that made me miserable. I dedicated myself to find what was missing in my life, and was committed to finding what it means to me to be truly happy. In finding my authentic self, I grew into a self-confidence which has led me to:
create with more passion and purpose, and having the confidence to do so
Express myself authentically without fear of judgment or shame
Have boundaries with myself and others, personally and professionally
Do work that I actually enjoy, am skilled at, and inspires me
communicate my needs and wants more honestly and effortlessly
Now, I'm genuinely happy and fulfilled in my life! I get to create art, hang out with my loving and supportive boyfriend and our cats, go on nature adventures, and help people become the best versions of themselves and finally find the happiness, confidence, and passion they've been searching for!
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Note: I am not a medical professional. Any directions given by medical and psychological professionals should take precedence. Life coaching is not a substitute for therapy and/or psychiatric help, although may be used alongside. I am not qualified to assist with psychiatric trauma or mental health treatment or diagnosing. If you are struggling with your mental help and need assistance, please seek out professional medical attention.