I am a sensitive soul, it’s true. I feel things… a lot.
I used to try and train myself to be tougher and less emotional, as I believed I would never be able to succeed and thrive if I didn’t. But let me tell you, the joke was on me.
In fact, my emotional capacity and my ability to feel empathy and compassion is the reason why I can create intentional and purposeful connection with so many different people.
I truly believe that this is one of my greatest strengths and it contributes significantly to my role and purpose in life. I’ve never doubted this path, I know in my core that happiness and freedom, for me, comes hand in hand with giving back and supporting others.
After almost a decade professionally supporting people in our community, I have learnt many things.
I’ve discovered what it takes to be a supporter of others and a supporter of myself.
I’ve learned that we have a responsibility to first take care of ourselves before giving back to others.
I’ve learned that if we skip the last point, we end up resenting our role, we burn out, we experience compassion fatigue and we withdraw.
I’ve experienced all of these points and I’ll be sharing more with you on these topics on my blog and on my social media channels if you’d like to learn more.
Everything I’ve experienced and every emotion I’ve ever felt has led me here.
I lost my Dad to suicide in 2012. I was 21. Grief almost destroyed me. My world imploded and I lived in a very dark space for a while.
Over the years, I’ve discovered (with the help of some incredible people) how to move through life with understanding, compassion and acceptance.
I’ve transformed my ‘me vs. the universe/god/spirit’ (whatever you believe in), to we.
I no longer fight back when something shows up in my world that strikes an uncomfortable feeling within me. I surrender and I open myself up to learn and grow. And I remind myself that the feeling, is simply a feeling, not the story I attach to it.
I’ve cultivated a mindset that promotes awareness, reflection, healing, forgiveness and love.
This mindset helped me design my personal life compass. This compass helps me navigate my life and helps me remain accountable for how I am showing up and connecting in this world.
These two things have undoubtedly saved my life.
This is my experience so far, 28 years of learning, discovering, feeling and creating.
Stay open, be kind and always remember – you are a miracle.