My breakthrough came at a very pivotal time in my life and I’ve never looked back. I can still touch on some of the emotions and the situations that I found myself in before but they no longer rule my life.
I spent my whole life as a teacher and I’ve learned all the different skills that I use. My teaching is gone through the roof with regards to my interaction with the children and the ability to lead them.
My husband and I decided that we’d like to try something different than teaching and we moved into a local business. It wore us down, and it reached the point where we had decided that we could no longer do it.
I received a letter in the mail and I stood next to our kitchen and opened it. We were being sued by a former employee. I realised then, that I was going to need some help in order to deal with this because I had used all of my skills, and it was impacting on my life because I wasn’t moving forward and I didn’t want to feel like that any longer.
I have a lovely daughter; she is the one who inspired me to make these changes. She stepped up and said “It’s for me” and I was reluctant at that time, needed a little bit more convincing, but I realised then, that she had made some huge changes in her life and having seen that, it was enough for me to know that my life could be turned around as well. I didn’t have to live in fear anymore.
Living in fear every day is not a place I ever want to go back to, and I am not there; there’s no way that’s part of my life anymore.
It’s an ongoing journey so situations arise that I have to deal with and now I have the skills in order to overcome whatever obstacles are put in my way. I heard a story about how a dragonfly has to actually break through the surface of the water in order to emerged and fly…and I thought, “That’s what I’ve done.”
Breaking through my surface; through my fear, and I had emerged and I wasn’t going back. Wherever I go now, I’m wearing a dragonfly. I know there’s lots of them around but this one has very real significance to me and it just reminds me that I am now a different person, and a better person for all that I’ve dealt with.
My life experience has brought me to this point in life and I am just excited by what life has to offer me in the future. Because for so long I wasn’t empowered, but now I am. And it’s the new me, watch out world!