Each step has knocked me and each step I feel like I’ve lost a piece of me.
That’s how I’ve felt through my #journey to where I am now.
Coming to the UK at the age of 7, when I was the only non English person in the school, I wanted to just #belong. For that to happen, I had to adapt, I had to be the person everyone else wanted me to be. I was young, I was eager to please, I was brought up in a #culture to be #respectful and #polite to others, so that’s what I did.
Throughout my life, that #adaptability made me into the best chameleon, I “fitted in” everywhere, I was everything everyone else wanted me to be and I loved that sense of #belonging everywhere I went.
Going to University, into new jobs and new relationships, I found myself adapting to those around me.
When I became a step #mum, I adapted again, I wanted to please, I wanted to be the person that I needed to be.
When I became a mum, I adapted again, I wanted to raise the #family that was right for everyone. As a working parent, as our relationships and family evolves, as our #children grow, as our #careers progress, we continuously adjust to meet the immediate needs. That’s natural and I take great pride in my ability to “roll with the punches”, manage #change and take on new challenges.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my life, I love my family, but I felt I was losing a piece of me every time I adapted to my ever changing life.
Then I realised I needed to #reconnect with myself, rediscover my #strengths and regain that self belief in who I was – and that I was more than good enough. This was key in driving me towards #success and #joy.
So, although being adaptable is a great trait, are you losing yourself with each step?
If this resonates, I want to help and I’m looking for volunteers to try my new course to help you discover the magic of #selfbelief – drop me a message or add a comment below if you would like to take part.