This is a photo taken of me in 2013 for the #1005faces project in San Antonio. We were asked to write a message we wanted to share with the world. I knew instantly what I wanted to write: "You are enough, just as you are!" At that time, I was struggling with self-acceptance and confidence. I had just ended a long term relationship and my self-worth was at an all time low. I remember exactly how I felt writing this - I felt alone, I felt shame, and I felt that I was not good enough. I was desperate to believe the words I was writing, it was more for me than for anybody else. And although I did not believe it at the moment, I took it as calling that I needed to get there. And that's where my journey began, my journey of self-acceptance. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀
A lot has changed since then.. I'm in a career that I LOVE and at my dream company, Rackspace! I moved to a new city where I could explore the things I love and am passionate about. I'm single and I have NO shame. I surround myself with people that are supportive and judgement-free. I began a national coffee community, called @Coast2CoastRoast. I AM happy and truly feel that I am living my best life!⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
But it took work and it did not happen overnight. I decided to no longer be afraid, to seek the help I needed and to utilize the tools that were always at my grasp. One of those tools was StrengthsFinder... I uncovered my true talents (Woo, Positivity, Communication, Empathy, and Includer) and decided to invest in those talents, and accept who I authentically am. I learned to be okay with who I was and who I was not. I made the conscious decision to direct those STRENGTHS in my career and boy, am I happy that I did. I have RISEN in a way that I never believed I could. And I am now on a mission to help other women do the exact same.
So join me in this journey of self-acceptance, self-love, and self-belief. The time is now to uncover your power & edge!