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A bit about me...



So far, the good, the bad & the ugly.


๐Ÿ“š My story is not short, and it has its fair share of ups and downs, just like everyone's.ย 

I had a happy childhood, made friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ and enjoyed life. High school was a different story, I was very shy, and kept mostly to my books ๐Ÿ“– which I enjoyed reading. I was picked on by the other kids and I did not have the resilience to cope with this. I felt like an outcast, making new friends wasn't easy and the friends I did make all left town or got sent to boarding schools.


It was at this time that I experienced a mild-severe form of anxiety and depression. I spent a lot of time thinking of ways to die, the only thing that kept me going was my love of animals. ๐Ÿถ My dog was my best friend and I couldn't leave him. Even though I couldn't see life continuing after school I kept going through the motions. Of course, at the time I had no idea it was anxiety or depression.ย 


Around this time, my brother had been diagnosed with ADHD, and I identified with a lot of the symptoms I just was not hyperactive. My parents booked me an appointment and I was diagnosed with ADD. I continued treatment for this for a few years into adulthood.ย 

Life carried on...ย 


I moved to the city, made new friends, continued my tertiary education and met, married and destroyed my first real love ๐Ÿ’š. This wasn't intentional, it never is, that's just how circumstances played out. We were together and happy in the beginning and after 3 years became engaged ๐Ÿ’ and in our 4th year got married. In our 7th year we separated temporarily and tried again to work out some issues without success. It was 2 days after our 3 year wedding anniversary when my husband took his own life, we were celebrating out of town and this was my ROCK bottom. This was one of the absolute worst times of my life and the road to recovery was long.


This was almost 10 years ago, and recently after seeing a counselor I was diagnosed with PTSD.ย Since then, I have recently split from my partner of 9 years. Sold up our property and taken the cat and moved into a rental. I now have visiting privileges with our doggy.


Things have been up and down but I have now started my own part-time business which lead me to Personal Development and the online coaching that I needed to improve my life. Everything happens for a reason, it was a pretty shitty reason but here I am anyway!!


I'm currently working towards developing my part-time business to replace my full-time income, so that I can spend more time volunteering at the SPCA helping those who can't help themselves. Eventually I want to start my own Animal shelter for dogs, cats, bunnies and other cute furry critters. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ



Since beginning my self development journey I have felt a real shift in my attitude, I'm so grateful to be part my coaching group and that I made the decision to join. I'm still working through my ADD & Anxiety and I think that I have finally beaten PTSD & depression. For the first time in almost 30 years I'm looking forward to the future!!


#LiveYourPassion #JayShetty #Thegrassisgreenerwhereyouwaterit


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