At the age of 36 I made some major life changes. I looked into the mirror one day and I could not find myself! There were so many false layers that I did not recognize the woman in the mirror staring back at me. She looked unhealthy, unhappy, unempowered and lifeless. The next few years I found myself on a fast track to life. Divorce, depression, dating, making lifestyle changes, seeing myself in a different light…it was all part of my journey. I cannot say that it was all easy but what I learned was priceless!
“Life is journey, not a destination.”
How did I find myself in such a sad condition? I spent many years telling myself that I was not worthy enough to be happy. I was damaged goods, scarred, abused, powerless to change my circumstances – that was my reality then. I had to hit rock bottom and get angry about my situation before I could make changes. Like the caterpillar, I have found that the first stage of my life was simply the beginning of my transformation. The first step was to peel back the layers of falseness, assumptions and labels that I had accepted. The second step involved finding myself – my true and authentic self. The third step is still a process and it involves accepting myself and being okay with who I Am regardless of what others think of me.
“It is none of my business what others think of me.”
The purpose of this blog is to remind me of my highest potential and to help others along the way. Whether it be a shared experience, a great story, a motivational quote or sharing art work. YOU are the Creator of your own reality and in my reality, I inspire and encourage others as I do my own work.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” ~ Sigmund Freud
Photography by Joseph Hernandez