My self discovery journey began eight years ago. It came at a time in my life when I felt like I was in a downward spiral. From the outside, everything looked great; my family, my home, my life seemed “perfect.” On the inside, it was all highly dysfunctional. I remember thinking, “Why do the same things keep happening to me?” There were vicious cycles and repeating patterns that I couldn’t break. I felt completely disconnected from myself, and I was living my life for everyone else. I presented as someone that was happy and fulfilled because that’s what I was “supposed” to do. According to my family, I didn’t have anything to complain about because from the outside, it was as it should be.
After some begging and pleading to God and the universe, I was led to start the journey inward. I started working on myself, discovering my inner most traumas, and learning to heal. What I discovered along the way was that no one really likes to talk about their “shit.” I remember it being so taboo to talk about my personal issues with my family and friends. No one wanted to hear my truth. I was literally met with resistance every time I wanted to talk about something that was deeper than surface level. In my circle, feelings mattered as long as they didn’t interrupt the status quo or get too close to the truth.
I was blessed to find two women that would listen to me for hours, not judge me, and also share openly with me. Through our conversations, I discovered new ways of connecting with myself and others. Through our conversations, I began to discover my truth. Talking and sharing has helped me heal more than anything.
Unapologetically authentic was created as a way to share all that I have learned and to invite you to join the conversation. A conversation that is full of love, encouragement, and support. I hope you find something that you can connect to here. And always, take what serves you and leave the rest!