I was once that girl who believed I knew most things. I figured that I had a sound head on my shoulder and knew what I was about.
Self love, self respect, confidence! Man I thought I had that down pact.
I recall one day being up for a promotion. Shortly after I am unemployed, pregnant in a toxic relationship and have a brand new vehicle to pay for. (All of that happened in a 2-3month period)
During that dark time I experienced so much emotional trauma.
I lost myself.
My days were filled with self doubt, worthlessness, lack of confidence, feeling devalued, ashamed of myself, confusion, anger and sadness.
In hindsight I am certain there were so many beautiful things to hold onto from that time, but from my memory those good times rarely come to mind.
I’d never experience continuous pain like that before😳
I heard my friends say when would the old Letina come back? My response each time was… she died. At least that’s what I believed.
I experienced shit before that situation, but something about that time I could not bounce back from.
No matter how much I tried.
It took years of inner work, learning to really love myself, discovering who the hell I was all over again, forgiving, letting go, moving on and getting support to begin to feel like my “old self again”.
The good news is that I never became my “old
Self” again. I evolved into a stronger grounded woman.
A mindset shift allowed me to work feverishly on my belief system and finally piece my self love and self discovery journey together.
If you’ve had an experience(s) that crushed you, that made you question your self worth, interfered with your confidence and has you wishing you can just be who you know you’re supposed to be. I can relate 100%. I can support you.
We all have trauma. We all experience difficult times. Sometimes we just need the gentle but firm guidance to help us navigate to move on and become the versions of ourselves we desire to be.