A quick personal story on how a small mindset shift changed my entire life!
In early 2013, I found myself at the climax of what had been an unprecedented period of negativity in my life. For five long years, I had been a shadow of my former self. The confident, bubbly, enthusiastic woman that I prided myself as being had faded away as if she was never anything other than a figment of my imagination.
A good bit of my struggle stemmed from a series of huge life changes I experienced over a very short period of time which included getting married, moving away to a new city/state, changing careers, and becoming a mother (of twins) for the first time.
My stress and anxiety levels were at an all-time high. I didn’t recognize myself anymore nor did I like the person that I was becoming.
I began to read more personal growth articles and personal development books. It was through these amazing resources and that I slowly began to realize the true power of my mindset.
I realized for the first time that my happiness started from within and that my thoughts had a huge influence on my reality. I started to make small changes to my thought process.
As soon as I would start to feel myself get anxious or stressed, I’d practice focusing my mind on the things that I could actually control–like my response to the stressors.
I published a short book to share my struggles as a 30-something woman trying to navigate marriage, motherhood, career changes, and all the curveballs life throws at you.
In late 2016…
I moved to Quebec with my husband and my children for a work assignment–again…more huge changes including a new country, new culture, new language, new schools, NEW STRESS etc.
I started this blog as a way of keeping my time and thoughts occupied. I begin sharing tips to help inspire other women to work on their own personal growth and focus on positivity.
One of the most important things I learned is that adopting a more positive mindset is not about trying to live a perfect life or never allowing yourself to feel negativity or pain. Those emotions are a part of life and it is often necessary to embrace them in order to embrace change (and I would learn this the hard way in 2017).
In summer 2017…
I basically experienced my first panic attack and what I later realized was an early mid-life crisis. This was an unexpected experience, you can read about it here. Up until that point, I honestly thought this was something that only middle-aged white men experienced (I clearly had watched too many movies).
Once again, I had some work to do on myself. I dug in deep to embrace more self-love and gratitude in my life. I co-published a self-love workbook and videos series to help women take actionable steps to make themselves a priority instead of always being last on their own list. I also created a gratitude journal.
I set my intentions on emerging from this chaotic period of my life as a better me.
In early 2020…
I started diving deeper into the art of manifesting and creating a manifestation practice. At this time, we were about a year into the pandemic and I found myself trying different manifestation techniques to keep myself grounded. Journaling became my go-to technique.
There’s just something about writing down your experiences, thoughts, goals, and desires. Writing is a form of therapeutic relief and it helped to save me in so many ways.
At the Beginning of 2023…
I decided I wanted to start writing and sharing more of my experiences with mindset and manifestation on this blog. I took a huge leap and started the process of creating my own Manifestation Journals to encourage more women to focus their intentions and use writing as a way of bringing their desires, dreams, and goals into fruition. The journals will be available starting September/October 2023!
If you’ve continued reading up until this point, I’m pretty sure that some part of my story resonated with you 🙂 Navigating the intricacies of this life often comes with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
But personally, I believe the purpose of all of it is EXPERIENCE. We live and we learn.
I heard a saying once, “We’re all just walking each other home at the end of the night.” This rang true for me. The personal stories, tools, and resources shared on this website are my way of grabbing your hand and walking you home sister.
Life is far from perfect. But the happy, beautiful, joyously good moments make life worth living.