I wanted to share a little of my story with you, how I came through 2 failed marriages and both physical and mental challenges to become the driven, confident and positive person that I am today.
4-5 years ago, I found myself single for the second time in my life, to say I was surprised was an understatement. I had two children, one from each of my marriages and had no idea what I was going to do or how I was going to do it.
My life had once again imploded. All the memories and feelings from my first marriage breakdown came flooding back and I’m not ashamed to say that it nearly broke me.
I wondered whether I could carry on. I had no self-worth and no confidence. I had dealt with infidelity, narcissism and abuse. I was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, which was later diagnosed as PTSD. I was a complete shell and was just existing on a basic level – all my feelings had just shut down. I loved my children and that was it.
Things turned around for me when I made the decision that I was not going to let this beat me. I was going to do all that I could to move forward. Even if it meant just being a mum to my children and going to work (I was and still am a part time primary school teacher).
I sought help for my mental health issues through a counsellor (break up and separation practitioners didn’t exist where I lived). I was able to work though my feelings and get clarity on my situation.
I moved to a new house which was the best thing that I ever did. It allowed me to have a complete fresh start.
I also booked myself on a yoga retreat in Mallorca which was a big turning point, I felt free for the first time in my life and I have never looked back. Travel and Yoga are now a big part of my life.