I am no longer a victim. I am a survivor.
It’s a new chapter in my life.
These past years I have been doing some major healing, both physically and mentally.
I survived cancer, the loss of friendships and the loss of my marriage ... I somehow managed to survive cancer and a divorce at the same time. To be honest, it was the hardest thing I have ever done.
The crazy thing is that all of this heartache has made me a much stronger person.
That just goes to show that even in the darkest times of your life, there is hope. Some days it might seem like too much work to get to where you want to be. The thought of becoming the person that you want to be—the person that you strive to be—can be overwhelming. The person that is inside of you just waiting to jump out and shine; she is in there. You just have to discover her.
I thought I was destined for a life of struggle. What I have realized is that I am the creator of the stories I live. I could keep reliving my past, but you know what? It wasn’t serving me or my purpose.
I didn’t know what my purpose was at that time or if I even had a purpose, but deep down inside I knew I was worth it. I knew that my life was worth fighting for. I knew that one day I would be helping others find their light.
However, there was always something holding me back. A limiting belief. A story that kept repeating like a broken record.
"You are not worth it. Nobody likes you. You are unloveable. You are not good enough. You are broken. Nobody cares about you. You can’t do it. You’ll never succeed."
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
What is it in your life that is holding you back from living the life that you truly deserve?
You may not even know and that is totally okay. I didn’t figure this out until recently. It has been a slow process, but let me tell you—I am not the same person that I was a few years ago.
In order to change your life, or what isn’t working in your life, you have to take one very simple step.
You have to RECOGNIZE what it is that you want.
You need to recognize what is missing in your life, and the behaviors or patterns that you keep reliving.
Change only comes when we realize what is broken so that we can OWN it and change it.
Remember you are worthy.
You are the light! Shine on!
Love and hugs,