With my head bent down, I whispered, “I don’t know what to do.”😬Looking at this, I see a happy, confident woman. But let me tell you, in this moment, I felt so incredibly awkward! Having a photographer taking my pictures with people watching makes my social anxiety go whoa! What are you doing?! Because this is me: The girl who refused to get out of bed to go to elementary school bc her social anxiety was making her completely panic. The girl who’s voice started shaking, eyes welling up with tears, having to read aloud in class in high school. The girl who would have to have a drink before going to a party, an event bc she felt so uncomfortable being around lots of people esp if there was small talk involved. The girl who wouldn’t walk into meetings alone bc in her mind everyone is watching her not knowing what she’s doing, where she’s going to sit, and God forbid talk to someone she didn’t know well. The girl who would procrastinate running an errand to a store bc...more people... The girl who wouldn’t go to the pool at her apartment complex alone even though she desperately wanted to. The girl who said no to coaching...I mean come on...you want me to share on social media? Sell to people? Make new friends with people on this team? Stop it. That’s ludicrous.
You see me now & this is a whole other part of my journey. You think I can’t do what she does. But that’s bc you see me how I am now, and not that anxiety ridden person who really lived in fear most of the time. Who strives to share every day to inspire, to invite others to join me bc this is truly a life changing gift. When I started I was a depressed, anxious, full time teacher, mom of 2 mess. Becoming a coach in that stage, sharing my experience, healing and growing through personal development, learning with my team, has brought me here. I am so grateful to be in this chapter of my life.
And if you’re in that earlier chapter, that phase where you aren’t where you want to be, this message is for YOU. Say yes to starting this new chapter so it can help guide and support you towards the version you want to become. You can. You are stronger than you know (more in comments) - 4 minutes ago