Who are you? Are you self aware enough to accept and own your story?
We all have a story. We live our lives by the “story” we’ve told ourselves.
For example: When I was five my dad left and subsequently I have daddy issues and struggle to trust men. When I was 9 my mom would lie to me resulting in my distrust for women.
What is your story?
I will give you a brief insight into mine. My mom was Mexican (straight from a ranch in Mexico when she came here to the states at 16). My dad is as white as it gets (probably European ancestry). They were from totally different worlds. They were married in their 20’s and had 4 children within 3.5 years. My dad left my mom 3 weeks after my little brother was born (I was the 3rd of 4). He was an alcoholic. When he did return from time to time, he was usually drunk and angry. My mom would nag him to the point he would lash out at her. Needless to say, I was not raised in a “Leave it to Beaver” family. Growing up I felt much like an outsider. I wanted to fit in. I developed a belief somewhere around 4-5 years of age that I was a piece of trash. Interestingly enough, I unconsciously made many choices based on this belief.
I married the first “man” who payed attention to me. I couldn’t believe a man could love me for all the flaws I had. I was a “people pleaser”. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to feel worthy. Needless to say, the marriage did not work. It took me 17 years to have the courage to leave a marriage I knew for years was not working.
After much soul searching, I can honestly say I know who I am as a woman today. I know I am far from perfect and realize I am on this journey, very much still in process. Knowing my fundamental misperception has helped me to make more conscious choices as the woman I am today.
What about you? Are you still making decisions based upon occurrences from the past? What kind of a life do you say want? Do your actions tell a different story? What story are you telling yourself that is stopping you from achieving your dreams? Do you believe you deserve success? Are you your own worst enemy?
WHO CARES ANYMORE ABOUT THE PAST!
STOP RE-LIVING WHAT HAPPENED AS A CHILD!
None of us are getting out of this life alive, so live like you are dying (because you are).
Be The BEST YOU At Any Age!