We have a lot of metaphors for life, but what is really important is to know that it’s now. Life is now.
We all dream, but how many of us are brave enough to dare to take that dream and make it tangible?
Ten years ago I was so lost in depression, I didn’t think anything was possible. I wasn’t worth anything, I would never be anyone.
I was wrong.
This is me just before my 23rd birthday in 2009. It’s one of the few photos I have. My beautiful daughter was the best thing that ever happened in my life. She gave me strength to buck up and step up.
Photos really only show so much. What you don’t see is how incredibly depressed I was at the time. My husband and I were miserable together, and I really didn’t fit into the town I was living in. 8 months after this photo was taken, our marriage fell apart.
Fast forward and I took the opportunity of a new life to do the very best I knew how to do. In 2012 I completed 3 Certificate IVs and 2 Diplomas and started work as a Remedial Massage Therapist – my dream job for the most amazing boss. I’m still there today and I love it. It’s like nursing, only less nudity and poop haha.
But I wasn’t complete. Something was missing.
As much as I was grateful for my life, my new partner, my daughter and my job, I honestly felt exhausted, frustrated, resentful and just so lost. I felt like my entire identity was tied to my family and I was just this nameless entity that was trapped in this never ending cycle of work, school and housework.
But I’m not just a mother, I’m a creative person too. I love my family so much, and caring for them is important to me, but I need to feel that I am able to express myself and have an identity past just being “Mum”.
And that’s when it happened.
Over a year ago now I started searching how to start an online business on the side to make some extra income. Kind of like a modern “Tupperware Lady” only without the parties and any cold calling.
What and who I found has completely changed my life.
I found my Mentors, my community, my friends.
I mean, I went into this program just wanting to make money, but I found so much more. I found a way not only to be a more abundant, happy and fulfilled version of myself – but a place to connect with people who want to literally change the world.
I have been touched to the core and found a determination I never knew was there. A way to finally be brave enough to be the true (crazy) me authentically. A way to find fulfillment in helping others through leadership and eventually, I know for sure, a way to provide a new, abundant life for myself and my family. A life where we have more time and money for the things we all dream of.
No I’m not there yet, but my journey has been my success – I’m not the same person I was a year ago because of these amazing people of integrity.
For years I have been inspired by other women like “Wellness Mama” and now I can help others in my own way using my Online Business; “Women Seeking Wisdom”.
I’ve found purpose in my life that I didn’t have before.
I’m more confident, I feel more power over my life and my future, I have more time now that I’ve learned how to manage it better, my relationships are better now that I’m happier and I see a much bigger and brighter future than I ever did – all thanks to the opportunity given to me by these amazing people to create an Online Business that is based around my passion to help others.
WHO I am has changed so much, even though I live in the same unit with my green kitchen, and on the outside things seem the same… and yet having the opportunity to grow and live with purpose has lit me up in a way that nothing else could.
I truly am on fire to help empower the women of this world so that we can make it a better place. To love ourselves as we are, but to keep creating goals and pushing ourselves to unleash our most creative, best versions possible.
Because of what I have been learning through Entrepreneurship and Personal Growth, one night I just created this video and somehow I found the words that I had been searching for and the courage to step out and be me in front of my friends and family. I want to share it with you, but be warned.